Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V50.3
Ear piercing
  • ICD-9-CM V50.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V50.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: V50.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z41.3 Encounter for ear piercing
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V50.3:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Ear - see also condition
    • piercing V50.3
  • Surgery
    • elective V50.9
      • breast augmentation or reduction V50.1
      • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
      • cosmetic NEC V50.1
      • ear piercing V50.3
      • face-lift V50.1
      • following healed injury or operation V51
      • hair transplant V50.0
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