2022 ICD-10-CM Code H95.819

Postprocedural stenosis of unspecified external ear canal

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H95.819
Short Description:Postprocedural stenosis of unspecified external ear canal
Long Description:Postprocedural stenosis of unspecified 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)

H95.819 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of postprocedural stenosis of unspecified external ear canal. The code H95.819 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 H95.819 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired stenosis of external ear canal, acquired stenosis of external ear canal secondary to surgery, stenosis of external auditory canal caused by ionizing radiation or stenosis of external auditory canal due to and after radiation therapy.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H95.819 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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert H95.819 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H95.819 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.

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)