ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
May 28, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear A18.6

A18.6 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A18.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A15-A19 Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
Category A18 Tuberculosis of other organs

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Tuberculous otitis media
Excludes2
  • tuberculosis of external ear (A18.4)
  • tuberculous mastoiditis (A18.03)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear”

  • Otitis(acute) - H66.90
    • media(hemorrhagic) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) - H66.9
      • in(due to) (with)
        • tuberculosis - A18.6
      • tuberculous - A18.6
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous(calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (degeneration) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) - A15.9
    • ear(inner) (middle) - A18.6
    • eustachian tube - A18.6
    • otitis media - A18.6
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.