Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.8
Other disorders of ear
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.8 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: 388.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.8X9 Other specified disorders of ear, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired abnormality of ear ossicles
  • Auditory reflex
  • Aural myiasis
  • Autoimmune disorder of inner ear
  • Autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Bacterial ear infection
  • Bilat autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Bilat ear lesion
  • Bilateral autoimmune disorder of inner ear
  • Bilateral ear lesions
  • Both sides autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Both sides ear lesion
  • Burning sensation of ear
  • Disorder of ear ossicles
  • Ear feels full of water
  • Ear fullness
  • Ear lesion
  • Ear smelly
  • Equilibration disorder, vestibular nerve
  • Left autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Left ear lesion
  • Left sided autoimmune disorder of inner ear
  • Lesion of ear
  • Lump in ear canal
  • Lyme disease of inner ear
  • Mass in pinna
  • Mass of ear structure
  • Middle ear fistula sign positive
  • Noises in ear
  • Ototoxicity
  • Right autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Right ear lesion
  • Right sided autoimmune disorder of inner ear
  • Sensation of blocked ears
  • Sensation of pressure in ear
  • Swelling of ear structure
  • Vascular loops of inner ear
  • Viral ear infection
  • Weber's test, lateralized right
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.8:
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