2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R13.10

Dysphagia, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • R13.10 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 R13.10 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R13.10 - other international versions of ICD-10 R13.10 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Difficulty in swallowing NOS
The following code(s) above R13.10 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 R13.10:
  • R00-R99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R10-R19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range R10-R19

    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital or infantile pylorospasm (Q40.0)
    • gastrointestinal hemorrhage (K92.0-K92.2)
    • intestinal obstruction (K56.-)
    • newborn gastrointestinal hemorrhage (P54.0-P54.3)
    • newborn intestinal obstruction (P76.-)
    • pylorospasm (K31.3)
    • signs and symptoms involving the urinary system (R30-R39)
    • symptoms referable to female genital organs (N94.-)
    • symptoms referable to male genital organs (N48-N50)
    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
  • R13.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R13.1

    Dysphagia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • , if applicable, dysphagia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -91)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic dysphagia (F45.8)
    Dysphagia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Impaired swallowing
  • Odynophagia (painful swallowing)
  • Swallowing painful
  • Swallowing problem
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by difficulty in swallowing.
  • A symptom referring to difficulty in swallowing. It may be observed in patients with stroke, motor neuron disorders, cancer of the throat or mouth, head and neck injuries, parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Difficulty in swallowing which may result from neuromuscular disorder or mechanical obstruction. Dysphagia is classified into two distinct types: oropharyngeal dysphagia due to malfunction of the pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter; and esophageal dysphagia due to malfunction of the esophagus.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty swallowing and may also have pain while swallowing. Some people may be completely unable to swallow or may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. Swallowing problems often happen because of other conditions, including
    • nervous system disorders, such as parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
    • problems with your esophagus, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)
    • stroke
    • head or spinal cord injury
    • cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus
    medicines can help some people, while others may need surgery. Swallowing treatment with a speech-language pathologist can help. You may find it helpful to change your diet or hold your head or neck in a certain way when you eat. In very serious cases, people may need feeding tubes. nih: national institute on deafness and other communication disorders
ICD-10-CM R13.10 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert R13.10 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 R13.10:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R13.10
R11.11 …… without nausea
R11.12 Projectile vomiting
R11.13 …… of fecal matter
R11.14 Bilious vomiting
R11.15 Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine
R11.2 Nausea with vomiting, unspecified
R12 Heartburn
R13 Aphagia and dysphagia
R13.0 Aphagia
R13.1 Dysphagia
R13.10 …… unspecified
R13.11 …… oral phase
R13.12 …… oropharyngeal phase
R13.13 …… pharyngeal phase
R13.14 …… pharyngoesophageal phase
R13.19 Other dysphagia
R14 Flatulence and related conditions
R14.0 Abdominal distension (gaseous)
R14.1 Gas pain
R14.2 Eructation
R14.3 Flatulence

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.