ICD-10-CM Code H91.09

Ototoxic hearing loss, unspecified ear

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H91.09 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ototoxic hearing loss, unspecified ear. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H91.09 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired sensorineural hearing loss, acquired sensorineural hearing loss, drug ototoxicity - deafness, ototoxicity, ototoxicity, ototoxicity - deafness, etc

ICD-10:H91.09
Short Description:Ototoxic hearing loss, unspecified ear
Long Description:Ototoxic hearing loss, unspecified ear

Synonyms

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

  • Acquired sensorineural hearing loss
  • Acquired sensorineural hearing loss
  • Drug ototoxicity - deafness
  • Ototoxicity
  • Ototoxicity
  • Ototoxicity - deafness
  • Ototoxicity - deafness
  • Toxic deafness

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H91.09 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 H91.09 to ICD-9

  • 389.8 - Hearing loss NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Other disorders of ear (H90-H94)
      • Other and unspecified hearing loss (H91)

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


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

  • Heredity
  • Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis
  • Trauma
  • Certain medicines
  • Long-term exposure to loud noise
  • Aging

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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