Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.9
Unspecified disorder of ear
  • Short description: Disorder of ear NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 388.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.9 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 388.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 388.9: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.93 Unspecified disorder of ear, bilateral
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat ear disorder
  • Bilateral ear disorder
  • Both sides ear disorder
  • Disorder of ear
  • Ear disorder
  • Left ear disorder
  • Right ear disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.9:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • ear 388.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • ear (chronic) (inner) NEC 388.9
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Otopathy 388.9
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