Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.40
Abnormal auditory perception, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.40 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: 388.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.249 Temporary auditory threshold shift, unspecified ear
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.299 Other abnormal auditory perceptions, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnl auditory perception
  • Abnormal auditory perception
  • Abnormal auditory perception of bilateral ears
  • Abnormal auditory perception of left ear
  • Abnormal auditory perception of right ear
  • Bilat ear abnl auditory perceptions
  • Bilat temporary auditory threshold shift
  • Bilateral ear abnl auditory perceptions
  • Bilateral temporary auditory threshold shift
  • Both sides temporary auditory threshold shift
  • Left ear abnl auditory perceptions
  • Left ear abnormal auditory perceptions
  • Left temporary auditory threshold shift
  • Right ear abnl auditory perceptions
  • Right ear abnormal auditory perceptions
  • Right temporary auditory threshold shift
  • Temporary auditory threshold shift
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.40:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • auditory perception NEC 388.40
  • Autophony 388.40
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • hearing, except deafness 388.40
  • Dysacousis 388.40
  • Paracusis 388.40
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