Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.31
Subjective tinnitus
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.31 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: 388.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.19 Tinnitus, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Bilat subjective tinnitus
  • Bilateral subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Bilateral subjective tinnitus
  • Both sides subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Both sides subjective tinnitus
  • Left subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Left subjective tinnitus
  • Pulsatile tinnitus, subjective
  • Right subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Right subjective tinnitus
  • Subjective pulsatile tinnitus
  • Tinnitus, subjective
  • Tinnitus, subjective (hears ringing in ears)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.31:
  • Tinnitus (aurium) 388.30
    • subjective 388.31
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 388.31 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.