Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 385.83
Retained foreign body of middle ear
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 385.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 385.83 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: 385.83 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H74.8X9 Other specified disorders of middle ear and mastoid, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat retained foreign body of middle ear
  • Bilateral retained foreign bodies of middle ear
  • Both sides retained foreign body of middle ear
  • Left retained foreign body of middle ear
  • Right retained foreign body of middle ear
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify foreign body (V90.01-V90.9)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 385.83:
  • Foreign body
  • Retention, retained
    • foreign body - see also Foreign body, retained
      • bone 733.99
      • current trauma - see Foreign body, by site or type
      • middle ear 385.83
      • muscle 729.6
      • soft tissue NEC 729.6
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 385.83 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.