ICD-10-CM Code S09.399A

Other specified injury of unspecified middle and inner ear, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S09.399A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified injury of unspecified middle and inner ear, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S09.399A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cochlear trauma or concussive cochlear trauma or dislocation of ear ossicles or labyrinthine concussion or traumatic ossicular dislocation.

ICD-10:S09.399A
Short Description:Oth injury of unspecified middle and inner ear, init encntr
Long Description:Other specified injury of unspecified middle and inner ear, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Cochlear trauma
  • Concussive cochlear trauma
  • Dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Labyrinthine concussion
  • Traumatic ossicular dislocation

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S09.399A is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 154 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 155 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 156 - OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert S09.399A to ICD-9

  • 872.62 - Open wound of ossicles (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.63 - Open wnd eustachian tube (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.64 - Open wound of cochlea (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.69 - Open wound of ear NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.72 - Open wnd ossicles-compl (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.73 - Opn wnd eustach tb-compl (Approximate Flag)
  • 872.74 - Open wound cochlea-compl (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09)

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

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

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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Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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