Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.72
Referred otogenic pain
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Referred pain of ear.
  • ICD-9-CM 388.72 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 388.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat referred otalgia
  • Bilateral referred otalgia
  • Both sides referred otalgia (ear condition)
  • Ear pain, referred
  • Ear pain, referred (from another site)
  • Left referred otalgia
  • Referred otalgia
  • Right referred otalgia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.72 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H92.09 Otalgia, unspecified ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.72:
  • Ear - see also condition
  • Earache 388.70
    • referred 388.72
  • Otalgia 388.70
    • referred 388.72
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 388.72 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.