Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 385.23
Discontinuity or dislocation of ear ossicles
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 385.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 385.23 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: 385.23 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H74.20 Discontinuity and dislocation of ear ossicles, unspecified ear
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H74.399 Other acquired abnormalities of ear ossicles, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Bilateral dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Both sides dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Discontinuity of ear ossicles
  • Dislocation ear ossicles
  • Dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Dislocation of ossicular prosthesis
  • Left dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Ossicles not seen
  • Right dislocation of ear ossicles
  • Traumatic ossicular dislocation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 385.23:
  • Discontinuity, ossicles, ossicular chain 385.23
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
    • ear ossicle 385.23
    • incus 385.23
    • ossicle, ear 385.23
  • Disruption
    • ossicles, ossicular chain 385.23
      • traumatic - see Fracture, skull, base
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