ICD-10-CM Code H93.A9

Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H93.A9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H93.A9
Short Description:Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear
Long Description:Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H93.A9 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

Replacement Code

H93A9 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • H93.19 - Tinnitus, unspecified ear

Convert H93.A9 to ICD-9

  • 388.30 - Tinnitus NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Other disorders of ear (H90-H94)
      • Other disorders of ear, not elsewhere classified (H93)

Code History

  • 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


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

  • 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

  • Tinnitus (Medical Encyclopedia)

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