ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 20, 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.

Questions related to A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

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.