Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 160.1
Malignant neoplasm of auditory tube, middle ear, and mastoid air cells
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 160.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 160.1 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: 160.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C30.1 Malignant neoplasm of middle ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the middle ear
  • Middle ear cancer
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of middle ear
160.1 Excludes
  • malignant melanoma of:
    • auditory canal (external) (172.2)
    • ear (external) (skin) (172.2)
  • malignant neoplasm of:
Applies To
  • Antrum tympanicum
  • Eustachian tube
  • Tympanic cavity
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 160.1 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.