ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jan 23, 2019
H60.5 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Acute noninfective otitis externa

More specific codes for Acute noninfective otitis externa

  • H60.50 - Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa
    • H60.501 - Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.502 - Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.503 - Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.509 - Unspecified acute noninfective otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.51 - Acute actinic otitis externa
    • H60.511 - Acute actinic otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.512 - Acute actinic otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.513 - Acute actinic otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.519 - Acute actinic otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.52 - Acute chemical otitis externa
    • H60.521 - Acute chemical otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.522 - Acute chemical otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.523 - Acute chemical otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.529 - Acute chemical otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.53 - Acute contact otitis externa
    • H60.531 - Acute contact otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.532 - Acute contact otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.533 - Acute contact otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.539 - Acute contact otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.54 - Acute eczematoid otitis externa
    • H60.541 - Acute eczematoid otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.542 - Acute eczematoid otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.543 - Acute eczematoid otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.549 - Acute eczematoid otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.55 - Acute reactive otitis externa
    • H60.551 - Acute reactive otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.552 - Acute reactive otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.553 - Acute reactive otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.559 - Acute reactive otitis externa, unspecified ear
  • H60.59 - Other noninfective acute otitis externa
    • H60.591 - Other noninfective acute otitis externa, right ear
    • H60.592 - Other noninfective acute otitis externa, left ear
    • H60.593 - Other noninfective acute otitis externa, bilateral
    • H60.599 - Other noninfective acute otitis externa, unspecified ear
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to H60.5 Acute noninfective otitis externa

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.