2021 ICD-10-CM Code H68

Eustachian salpingitis and obstruction

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H68 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of eustachian salpingitis and obstruction. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:H68
Short Description:Eustachian salpingitis and obstruction
Long Description:Eustachian salpingitis and obstruction

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Eustachian salpingitis and obstruction

Non-specific codes like H68 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 eustachian salpingitis and obstruction:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.0 for Eustachian salpingitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.00 for Unspecified Eustachian salpingitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.01 for Acute Eustachian salpingitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.02 for Chronic Eustachian salpingitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.1 for Obstruction of Eustachian tube
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.10 for Unspecified obstruction of Eustachian tube
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.11 for Osseous obstruction of Eustachian tube
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.12 for Intrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H68.13 for Extrinsic cartilagenous obstruction of Eustachian tube

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)