Valid for Submission
Z01.118 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for examination of ears and hearing with other abnormal findings. The code Z01.118 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Z01.118 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ear examination abnormal, light reflex of tympanic membrane - finding, no light reflex at tympanic membrane, o/e - light reflex - ear or o/e - otoscopy:no light reflex. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
The code Z01.118 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z01.118:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
- code to identify abnormal findings
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 Z01.118 are found in the index:
- - Admission (for) - See Also: Encounter (for);
- - Examination (for) (following) (general) (of) (routine) - Z00.00
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Ear examination abnormal
- Light reflex of tympanic membrane - finding
- No light reflex at tympanic membrane
- O/E - light reflex - ear
- O/E - otoscopy:no light reflex
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Z01.118 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Z01.118 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.
Information for Patients
Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Also called: Hearing loss, Presbycusis
It's frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with friends or family. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all.
What causes hearing loss? Some possibilities are
- Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis
- Certain medicines
- Long-term exposure to loud noise
There are two main types of hearing loss. One happens when your inner ear or auditory nerve is damaged. This type is usually permanent. The other kind happens when sound waves cannot reach your inner ear. Earwax build-up, fluid, or a punctured eardrum can cause it. Treatment or surgery can often reverse this kind of hearing loss.
Untreated, hearing problems can get worse. If you have trouble hearing, you can get help. Possible treatments include hearing aids, cochlear implants, special training, certain medicines, and surgery.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
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