Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 380.4
Impacted cerumen
  • Billable Code
  • Questionable As Admission Dx
  • ICD-9-CM 380.4 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 380.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat cerumen impaction
  • Bilateral impacted cerumen
  • Both sides cerumen impaction
  • Cerumen (ear wax) impaction
  • Cerumen impaction
  • Left cerumen impaction
  • Left impacted cerumen
  • Right cerumen impaction
  • Right impacted cerumen
Applies To
  • Wax in ear
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 380.4 is not usually sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 380.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H61.23 Impacted cerumen, bilateral
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 380.4:
  • Cerumen (accumulation) (impacted) 380.4
  • Ear - see also condition
    • wax 380.4
  • Impaction, impacted
    • cerumen (ear) (external) 380.4
  • Wax in ear 380.4
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 380.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.