2022 ICD-10-CM Code H95.81

Postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H95.81
Short Description:Postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal
Long Description:Postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal

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)

H95.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal

Non-specific codes like H95.81 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 postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H95.811 for Postprocedural stenosis of right external ear canal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H95.812 for Postprocedural stenosis of left external ear canal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H95.813 for Postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H95.819 for Postprocedural stenosis of unspecified external ear canal

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 H95.81 are found in the index:

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)