2022 ICD-10-CM Code H81.2

Vestibular neuronitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H81.2
Short Description:Vestibular neuronitis
Long Description:Vestibular neuronitis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of inner ear (H80-H83)
      • Disorders of vestibular function (H81)

H81.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of vestibular neuronitis. 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 Vestibular neuronitis

Non-specific codes like H81.2 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 vestibular neuronitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H81.20 for Vestibular neuronitis, unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H81.21 for Vestibular neuronitis, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H81.22 for Vestibular neuronitis, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H81.23 for Vestibular neuronitis, bilateral

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H81.2 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Dizziness and Vertigo

When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded, woozy, or disoriented. If you feel like you or the room are spinning, you have vertigo. These feelings may make you lose your balance.

Dizziness can have many different causes. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Certain medicines and problems with your inner ear may cause dizziness. So can motion sickness. Sometimes dizziness can be a symptom of other disorders.

As people get older, they may have more health problems and take more medicines. This makes them more likely to have problems with dizziness and balance.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


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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)