Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 381.4
Nonsuppurative otitis media, not specified as acute or chronic
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 381.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 381.4 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: 381.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H65.90 Unspecified nonsuppurative otitis media, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Bilat serous otitis media
  • Bilateral nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Bilateral serous otitis media
  • Both sides nonsuppurative otitis media (ear condition)
  • Both sides serous otitis media (ear condition)
  • Chronic mucoid otitis media
  • Left nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Left serous otitis media
  • Nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Non-suppurative otitis media
  • Otitis media (middle ear infection) with effusion
  • Otitis media W effusion
  • Right nonsuppurative otitis media
  • Right serous otitis media
  • Serous otitis media
Applies To
  • Otitis media:
    • allergic
    • catarrhal
    • exudative
    • mucoid
    • secretory
    • seromucinous
    • serous
    • transudative
    • with effusion
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 381.4:
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 381.4 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.