Valid for Submission
H91.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of deaf nonspeaking, not elsewhere classified. The code H91.3 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 H91.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired deaf mutism, congenital deaf mutism, deaf mutism, deafmutism-retinal degeneration syndrome or muscular dystrophy-deafmutism syndrome.
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 H91.3 are found in the index:
- - Deaf nonspeaking NEC - H91.3
- - Deafmutism (acquired) (congenital) NEC - H91.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acquired deaf mutism
- Congenital deaf mutism
- Deaf mutism
- Deafmutism-retinal degeneration syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy-deafmutism syndrome
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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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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