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New and Revised Speech-Language Pathology ICD-10-CM Codes for 2019

The following new and revised ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision,
Clinical Modification) codes are effective October 1, 2018. ICD-10-CM codes are updated annually.

New ICD-10-CM Codes
No codes directly related to speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing disorders have been added
for 2019. However, the following are new codes that may be of interest to speech-language
pathologists. Consult the medical record or referring physician before reporting a medical diagnosis
in addition to the treating diagnosis.

Clonic Hemifacial Spasm
G51.31 Clonic hemifacial spasm, right
G51.32 Clonic hemifacial spasm, left
G51.33 Clonic hemifacial spasm, bilateral
G51.39 Clonic hemifacial spasm, unspecified

Muscular Dystrophy
G71.00 Muscular dystrophy, unspecified
G71.01 Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
G71.02 Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
G71.09 Other specified muscular dystrophies

Monosomies and Deletions from the Autosomes
Q93.51 Angelman syndrome
Q93.59 Other deletions of part of a chromosome
Q93.82 Williams syndrome

Encounter for Screening for Certain Developmental Disorders in Childhood
"Z" codes represent "factors influencing health status and contact with health services" within the
ICD-10-CM code set. They can be used to represent those times when a patient is seen for reasons
other than a disease or injury, such as a screening. However, the acceptance of these codes varies
widely across the healthcare industry. Verify use of Z codes with payers or your facility.
Z13.40 Encounter for screening for unspecified developmental delays
Z13.41 Encounter for autism screening
Z13.42 Encounter for screening for global developmental delays (milestones)
Z13.49 Encounter for screening for other developmental delays

Revised ICD-10-CM Codes
No codes related to speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing disorders have been revised for
Deleted ICD-10-CM Codes
No codes related to speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing disorders have been deleted for


Also, please click HERE for 2018 ABN Frequently Asked Questions!

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