Not Valid for Submission
S00.459 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body of unspecified ear. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.
The ICD-10-CM code S00.459 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ear ring embedded in ear lobe, foreign body in auricle, metal foreign body in ear region, superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound and without infection, superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound but with infection , superficial injury of ear with infection, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S00.459 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.
Specific Coding for Superficial foreign body of unspecified ear
Header codes like S00.459 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 superficial foreign body of unspecified ear:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Ear ring embedded in ear lobe
- Foreign body in auricle
- Metal foreign body in ear region
- Superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound AND without infection
- Superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound but with infection
- Superficial injury of ear with infection
- Superficial injury of ear without infection
- Wood splinter in ear region
- Wood splinter in head
Information for Patients
Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.
A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:
- Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
- Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
- Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
- Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.
Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.
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If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.
Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.
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