Valid for Submission
H90.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of conductive hearing loss, unspecified. The code H90.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H90.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like air conduction deafness, articulatory defect due to conductive hearing loss, bone conduction deafness, conductive deafness, malformed external ear syndrome, conductive deafness, ptosis, skeletal anomalies syndrome , conductive hearing loss, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H90.2 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H90.2:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Conductive deafness NOS
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 H90.2 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Air conduction deafness
- Articulatory defect due to conductive hearing loss
- Bone conduction deafness
- Conductive deafness, malformed external ear syndrome
- Conductive deafness, ptosis, skeletal anomalies syndrome
- Conductive hearing loss
- Conductive hearing loss due to disorder of external ear
- Conductive hearing loss due to disorder of inner ear
- Conductive hearing loss due to disorder of middle ear
- Conductive hearing loss due to disorder of tympanic membrane
- Conductive hearing loss of combined sites
- Congenital anomaly of ossicles of ear
- Congenital conductive hearing loss
- Congenital conductive hearing loss
- Congenital fusion of ossicles of ear
- Cutaneous mastocytosis
- External ear conductive hearing loss
- Facial dysmorphism, conductive hearing loss, heart defect syndrome
- Hennekam Beemer syndrome
- Inner ear conductive hearing loss
- Metaphyseal dysostosis, intellectual disability, conductive deafness syndrome
- Middle ear conductive hearing loss
- O/E - tuning fork testing
- O/E -tune fork=conductive deaf
- Progressive deafness with stapes fixation
- Thickened earlobe with conductive deafness syndrome
- Tympanic membrane conductive hearing loss
- Unilateral conductive hearing loss
- Unilateral conductive hearing loss with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
- HEARING LOSS CONDUCTIVE-. hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the cochlea. the interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the ear canal; tympanic membrane; or ear ossicles.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H90.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H90.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Also called: Hearing loss, Presbycusis
It's frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with friends or family. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all.
What causes hearing loss? Some possibilities are
- Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis
- Certain medicines
- Long-term exposure to loud noise
There are two main types of hearing loss. One happens when your inner ear or auditory nerve is damaged. This type is usually permanent. The other kind happens when sound waves cannot reach your inner ear. Earwax build-up, fluid, or a punctured eardrum can cause it. Treatment or surgery can often reverse this kind of hearing loss.
Untreated, hearing problems can get worse. If you have trouble hearing, you can get help. Possible treatments include hearing aids, cochlear implants, special training, certain medicines, and surgery.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
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Nonsyndromic hearing loss Nonsyndromic hearing loss is a partial or total loss of hearing that is not associated with other signs and symptoms. In contrast, syndromic hearing loss occurs with signs and symptoms affecting other parts of the body.Nonsyndromic hearing loss can be classified in several different ways. One common way is by the condition's pattern of inheritance: autosomal dominant (DFNA), autosomal recessive (DFNB), X-linked (DFNX), or mitochondrial (which does not have a special designation). Each of these types of hearing loss includes multiple subtypes. DFNA, DFNB, and DFNX subtypes are numbered in the order in which they were first described. For example, DFNA1 was the first type of autosomal dominant nonsyndromic hearing loss to be identified.The characteristics of nonsyndromic hearing loss vary among the different types. Hearing loss can affect one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). Degrees of hearing loss range from mild (difficulty understanding soft speech) to profound (inability to hear even very loud noises). The term "deafness" is often used to describe severe-to-profound hearing loss. Hearing loss can be stable, or it may be progressive, becoming more severe as a person gets older. Particular types of nonsyndromic hearing loss show distinctive patterns of hearing loss. For example, the loss may be more pronounced at high, middle, or low tones.Most forms of nonsyndromic hearing loss are described as sensorineural, which means they are associated with a permanent loss of hearing caused by damage to structures in the inner ear. The inner ear processes sound and sends the information to the brain in the form of electrical nerve impulses. Less commonly, nonsyndromic hearing loss is described as conductive, meaning it results from changes in the middle ear. The middle ear contains three tiny bones that help transfer sound from the eardrum to the inner ear. Some forms of nonsyndromic hearing loss, particularly a type called DFNX2, involve changes in both the inner ear and the middle ear. This combination is called mixed hearing loss.Depending on the type, nonsyndromic hearing loss can become apparent at any time from infancy to old age. Hearing loss that is present before a child learns to speak is classified as prelingual or congenital. Hearing loss that occurs after the development of speech is classified as postlingual.
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