Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 385.24
Partial loss or necrosis of ear ossicles
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 385.24 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 385.24 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: 385.24 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H74.329 Partial loss of ear ossicles, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat ossicular erosion
  • Bilateral ossicular erosions
  • Both sides ossicular erosion (ear condition)
  • Left ossicular erosion
  • Ossicular erosion
  • Right ossicular erosion
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 385.24:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • incus (acquired) 385.24
  • Caries (bone) (see also Tuberculosis, bone) 015.9 [730.8]
    • ossicle 385.24
  • Destruction
    • ossicles (ear) 385.24
  • Loss
    • ear ossicle, partial 385.24
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • ear (ossicle) 385.24
    • ossicles, ear (aseptic) 385.24
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