ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z01.118

Encntr for exam of ears and hearing w oth abnormal findings

Diagnosis Code Z01.118

ICD-10: Z01.118
Short Description: Encntr for exam of ears and hearing w oth abnormal findings
Long Description: Encounter for examination of ears and hearing with other abnormal findings
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z01.118

Valid for Submission
The code Z01.118 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for oth sp exam w/o complaint, suspected or reprtd dx (Z01)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
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The code Z01.118 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Ear examination abnormal
  • Finding of light reflex of tympanic membrane
  • No light reflex at tympanic membrane
  • On examination - light reflex - ear
  • On examination - otoscopy:no light reflex

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z01.118 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    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

    • Heredity
    • Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis
    • Trauma
    • Certain medicines
    • Long-term exposure to loud noise
    • Aging

    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

    • Acoustic trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Age-related hearing loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Audiometry (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Ear examination (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hearing loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Occupational hearing loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Otosclerosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Sensorineural deafness (Medical Encyclopedia)

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