2022 ICD-10-CM Code R94.12

Abnormal results of function studies of ear and other special senses

Version 2021
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:R94.12
Short Description:Abn results of function studies of ear and oth sp senses
Long Description:Abnormal results of function studies of ear and other special senses

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal results of function studies (R94)

R94.12 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abnormal results of function studies of ear and other special senses. 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.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Specific Coding for Abn results of function studies of ear and oth sp senses

Non-specific codes like R94.12 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 abn results of function studies of ear and oth sp senses:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R94.120 for Abnormal auditory function study
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R94.121 for Abnormal vestibular function study
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R94.128 for Abnormal results of other function studies of ear and other special senses

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)