2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Perforation of tympanic membrane (H72)

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • persistent post-traumatic perforation of ear drum
  • postinflammatory perforation of ear drum

Code First Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • acute suppurative otitis media with rupture of the tympanic membrane H66.01
  • traumatic rupture of ear drum S09.2
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)

        • Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)

            • Perforation of tympanic membrane (H72)
            • H72 - Perforation of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.0 - Central perforation of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.00 - Central perforation of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.01 - Central perforation of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.02 - Central perforation of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.03 - Central perforation of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.1 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.10 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.11 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.12 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.13 - Attic perforation of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2 - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2X - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2X1 - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2X2 - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2X3 - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.2X9 - Other marginal perforations of tympanic membrane, unsp ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.8 - Other perforations of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.81 - Multiple perforations of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.811 - Multiple perforations of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.812 - Multiple perforations of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.813 - Multiple perforations of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.819 - Multiple perforations of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.82 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.821 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.822 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.823 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.829 - Total perforations of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.9 - Unspecified perforation of tympanic membrane NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.90 - Unsp perforation of tympanic membrane, unspecified ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.91 - Unspecified perforation of tympanic membrane, right ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.92 - Unspecified perforation of tympanic membrane, left ear BILLABLE CODE
            • H72.93 - Unspecified perforation of tympanic membrane, bilateral BILLABLE CODE