Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 216.2
Benign neoplasm of ear and external auditory canal
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 216.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 216.2 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: 216.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D23.20 Other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified ear and external auricular canal
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of ear
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of left ear
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of right ear
  • Benign neoplasm, skin of ear
  • Benign neoplasm, skin of left ear
  • Benign neoplasm, skin of right ear
  • Melanocytic nevus of ear
  • Melanocytic nevus of left ear
  • Melanocytic nevus of right ear
  • Melanocytic nevus, ear
  • Melanocytic nevus, L ear
  • Melanocytic nevus, left ear
  • Melanocytic nevus, R ear
  • Melanocytic nevus, right ear
216.2 Excludes
Applies To
  • Auricle (ear)
  • Auricular canal, external
  • External meatus
  • Pinna
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 216.2:
  • Adenoma (sessile) (M8140/0) - see also Neoplasm, by site, benign
    • ceruminous (M8420/0) 216.2
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