Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 017.40
Tuberculosis of ear, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: TB of ear-unspec.
  • ICD-9-CM 017.40 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 017.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • TB of ear
  • Tuberculosis (TB) ear
  • Tuberculosis of ear
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 017.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
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