Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Otitis Media
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 382.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 382.9.
The Short Description Is: Otitis media NOS.
Bilateral otitis is also known as acute left persistent otitis media, acute otitis media, bilateral ear infections, bilateral otitis media, chronic otitis media status post pe tubes, H1N1 influenza w otitis media, recurrent right otitis media, right acute otitis media, right acute persistent otitis media, and right chronic otitis media. This applies to otitis media: NOS, acute NOS, and chronic NOS.
Bilateral Otitis Media Definition and Symptoms
Bilateral otitis media is an infection of the middle ear. This infection is typically caused by a bacterial or viral infection that affects the eardrum. Symptoms include difficulty hearing, drainage from the ear, headache, loss of appetite, loss of balance, and irritability.