ICD-10-CM Code H81.22

Vestibular neuronitis, left ear

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H81.22 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of vestibular neuronitis, left ear. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H81.22 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of left vestibular nerve or epidemic vertigo or persistent left vestibulopathy following vestibular neuronitis or vestibular neuronitis of left inner ear.

ICD-10:H81.22
Short Description:Vestibular neuronitis, left ear
Long Description:Vestibular neuronitis, left ear

Synonyms

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

  • Disorder of left vestibular nerve
  • Epidemic vertigo
  • Persistent left vestibulopathy following vestibular neuronitis
  • Vestibular neuronitis of left inner ear

Convert H81.22 to ICD-9

  • 386.12 - Vestibular neuronitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

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


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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