Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 744.01
Congenital absence of external ear
  • Short description: Cong absence ext ear.
  • ICD-9-CM 744.01 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 744.01 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 744.01: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 744.01 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q16.0 Congenital absence of (ear) auricle
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital absence of bilat external ears
  • Congenital absence of bilateral external ears
  • Congenital absence of left external ear
  • Congenital absence of right external ear
Applies To
  • Absence of:
    • auditory canal (external)
    • auricle (ear) (with stenosis or atresia of auditory canal)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 744.01:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • auditory canal (congenital) (external) 744.01
    • auricle (ear) (with stenosis or atresia of auditory canal), congenital 744.01
  • Agenesis - see also Absence, by site, congenital
    • auditory (canal) (external) 744.01
    • auricle (ear) 744.01
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