ICD-10-CM Code H81.31

Aural vertigo

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H81.31 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of aural vertigo. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H81.31
Short Description:Aural vertigo
Long Description:Aural vertigo

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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 H81.31 are found in the index:


Clinical Information

  • MENIERE DISEASE-. a disease of the inner ear labyrinth that is characterized by fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss; tinnitus; episodic vertigo; and aural fullness. it is the most common form of endolymphatic hydrops.

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

  • Benign positional vertigo (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Benign positional vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness and vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electronystagmography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epley maneuver (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Labyrinthitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vertigo-associated disorders (Medical Encyclopedia)

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