ICD-10-CM Code H95.3

Accidental puncture and laceration of ear and mastoid process during a procedure

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H95.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of ear and mastoid process during a procedure. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H95.3
Short Description:Accidental pnctr & lac of ear/mastd during a procedure
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of ear and mastoid process during a procedure

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H95.31 - Accidental puncture and laceration of the ear and mastoid process during a procedure on the ear and mastoid process
  • H95.32 - Accidental puncture and laceration of the ear and mastoid process during other procedure

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of ear and mastoid process, not elsewhere classified (H95)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ear/mastd, NEC (H95)

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