AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Pulsatile Tinnitus

New codes were created to classify pulsatile tinnitus of the right ear (H93.A1), pulsatile tinnitus of the left ear (H93.A2), pulsatile tinnitus of both ears (H93.A3), and pulsatile tinnitus of unspecified ear (H93.A9).  Pulsatile tinnitus is described as a condition in which a beating, pulsing or whooshing sound is heard in the ear or head that is synchronous with an individual’s heartbeat. It is often referred to as vascular tinnitus because it is usually caused by an audible disturbance in head and neck blood flow, such as an increase in blood flow pressure...

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