Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.70
Otalgia, unspecified
  • Short description: Otalgia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 388.70 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.70 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 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 388.70.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 388.70: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.70 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H92.09 Otalgia, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat otalgia
  • Bilateral otalgia
  • Both sides otalgia (ear pain)
  • Left otalgia
  • Otalgia
  • Otalgia (earache)
  • Right otalgia
Applies To
  • Earache NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.70:
  • Ear - see also condition
  • Earache 388.70
  • Mastoidalgia (see also Otalgia) 388.70
  • Otalgia 388.70
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • ear (see also Otalgia) 388.70
    • mastoid (see also Otalgia) 388.70
    • preauricular 388.70
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