Valid for Submission
H93.19 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tinnitus, unspecified ear. The code H93.19 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H93.19 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like buzzing in ear, clicking tinnitus, hissing in ear, leudet's tinnitus, nervous tinnitus , noise-induced tinnitus, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H93.19 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Buzzing in ear
- Clicking tinnitus
- Hissing in ear
- Leudet's tinnitus
- Nervous tinnitus
- Noise-induced tinnitus
- Noises in ear
- Non-vibratory tinnitus
- Objective pulsatile tinnitus
- Objective tinnitus
- Ringing in ear
- Roaring in ear
- Subjective pulsatile tinnitus
- Subjective tinnitus
- Tinnitus arising from tensor palatini
- Tinnitus arising from tensor tympani
- Tinnitus due to spontaneous oto-acoustic emission
- Tinnitus of muscular origin
- Tinnitus of vascular origin
- Tonal tinnitus
- Vibratory tinnitus
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|154||OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||03||1.5425|
|155||OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC||03||0.9068|
|156||OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||03||0.6576|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert H93.19 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H93.19 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
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
- Hearing loss in older people
- Exposure to loud noises
- Ear and sinus infections
- Heart or blood vessel problems
- Meniere's disease
- Brain tumors
- Hormonal changes in women
- Thyroid problems
- Certain medicines
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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