ICD-10-CM Code H69.93

Unspecified Eustachian tube disorder, bilateral

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H69.93 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified eustachian tube disorder, bilateral. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H69.93 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral disorder of eustachian tubes or dysfunction of bilateral eustachian tubes or dysfunction of eustachian tube or dysfunction of right eustachian tube.

ICD-10:H69.93
Short Description:Unspecified Eustachian tube disorder, bilateral
Long Description:Unspecified Eustachian tube disorder, bilateral

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bilateral disorder of Eustachian tubes
  • Dysfunction of bilateral eustachian tubes
  • Dysfunction of eustachian tube
  • Dysfunction of right eustachian tube

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H69.93 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 154 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 155 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 156 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert H69.93 to ICD-9

  • 381.9 - Eustachian tube dis NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)
      • Other and unspecified disorders of Eustachian tube (H69)

Code History

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

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:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.

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