2022 ICD-10-CM Code H62

Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H62
Short Description:Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of external ear (H60-H62)
      • Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere (H62)

H62 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere

Non-specific codes like H62 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H62.4 for Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H62.40 for Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H62.41 for Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H62.42 for Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H62.43 for Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H62.8 for Other disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H62.8X for Other disorders of external ear in diseases classified elsewhere

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)