Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 381.81
Dysfunction of Eustachian tube
  • Short description: Dysfunct eustachian tube.
  • ICD-9-CM 381.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 381.81 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 381.81: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 381.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H69.80 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Bilateral Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Both sides eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Dysfunction of eustachian tube
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Left eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Right eustachian tube dysfunction
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 381.81:
  • Dysfunction
    • Eustachian tube 381.81
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