2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F80.9

Developmental disorder of speech and language, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • F80.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F80.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F80.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 F80.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Communication disorder NOS
  • Language disorder NOS
The following code(s) above F80.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F80.9:
  • F01-F99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Communication disorder
  • Delayed articulatory and language development
  • Developmental disorder w speech delay
  • Developmental language delay
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Developmental speech and language disorder
  • Developmental speech disorder
  • Disorder of language
  • Disorder of speech and language development
  • Language disorder, developmental
  • Language problem
  • Non-organic communication disorder
  • Psychogenic communication disorder
  • Speech and language disorder
  • Speech delay
Clinical Information
  • A category of disorders characterized by an impairment in the development of an individual's language capabilities, which is in contrast to his/her non-verbal intellect.
  • A disorder characterized by an individual's inability to comprehend or share ideas or feelings because of an impairment in language, speech, or hearing.
  • Any of various disorders characterized by impaired verbal or nonverbal exchange or impaired transmission of thoughts, messages, or information.
  • Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.
  • Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language; includes acquired and developmental disorders.
  • Detection of diminished ability to exchange thoughts, opinions, information, or other forms of communication such as disorders of language, reading, speech and hearing.
  • Diminished ability to exchange thoughts, opinions, or information
  • Disorders of verbal and nonverbal communication caused by receptive or expressive language disorders, cognitive dysfunction (e.g., mental retardation), psychiatric conditions, and hearing disorders.
  • Disorders, usually due to cognitive or neurological dysfunction, resulting in problems in symbolization or in delays in language and speech development.
  • Impaired ability to communicate usually, due to speech, language, or hearing disorders.
ICD-10-CM F80.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 886 Behavioral and developmental disorders

Convert F80.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to F80.9:
  • Defect, defective Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • speech R47.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R47.9

      Unspecified speech disturbances

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      • developmental F80.9
  • Delay, delayed
    • development R62.50
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.50

      Unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Infantilism NOS
  • Development
    • delayed R62.50
      - see also Delay, development
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R62.50

      Unspecified lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Infantilism NOS
      • speech F80.9
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • communication F80.9
    • developmental F89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F89

      Unspecified disorder of psychological development

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Developmental disorder NOS
      • Neurodevelopmental disorder NOS
    • language (developmental) F80.9
    • specific
      • speech and language F80.9
    • speech R47.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R47.9

      Unspecified speech disturbances

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • developmental F80.9
  • Disturbance(s) - see also Disease
    • speech R47.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R47.9

      Unspecified speech disturbances

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • developmental F80.9
  • Problem (with) (related to)
    • speech R47.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R47.9

      Unspecified speech disturbances

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • developmental F80.9
    • communication F80.9 (developmental)
    • language F80.9 (developmental)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F80.9
F79 Unspecified intellectual disabilities
F80 Specific developmental disorders of speech and language
F80.0 Phonological disorder
F80.1 Expressive language disorder
F80.2 Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
F80.4 Speech and language development delay due to hearing loss
F80.8 Other developmental disorders of speech and language
F80.81 Childhood onset fluency disorder
F80.82 Social pragmatic communication disorder
F80.89 Other developmental disorders of speech and language
F80.9 Developmental disorder of speech and language, unspecified
F81 Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills
F81.0 Specific reading disorder
F81.2 Mathematics disorder
F81.8 Other developmental disorders of scholastic skills
F81.81 Disorder of written expression
F81.89 Other developmental disorders of scholastic skills
F81.9 Developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified
F82 Specific developmental disorder of motor function
F84 Pervasive developmental disorders
F84.0 Autistic disorder

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