2021 ICD-10-CM Code H93.1

Tinnitus

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H93.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of tinnitus. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:H93.1
Short Description:Tinnitus
Long Description:Tinnitus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Tinnitus

Non-specific codes like H93.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for tinnitus:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.11 for Tinnitus, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.12 for Tinnitus, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.13 for Tinnitus, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.19 for Tinnitus, unspecified ear

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 H93.1 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Tinnitus

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears.

Millions of Americans have tinnitus. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working or even sleeping.

Causes of tinnitus include

Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include hearing aids, sound-masking devices, medicines, and ways to learn how to cope with the noise.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)