Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 017.40
Tuberculosis of ear, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 017.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 017.40 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 017.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • TB of bilat ears
  • TB of bilateral ears
  • TB of ear
  • TB of left ear
  • TB of right ear
  • Tuberculosis (TB) ear
  • Tuberculosis of bilateral ears
  • Tuberculosis of ear
  • Tuberculosis of left ear
  • Tuberculosis of right ear
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