Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 784.5
Other speech disturbance
  • Short description: SPEECH DISTURBANCE NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 784.5 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 784.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 784.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 784.5: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
784.5 Excludes
Applies To
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphasia
  • Slurred speech
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM 784.5
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 784.5:
  • Acataphasia 784.5
  • Anarthria 784.5
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • speech NEC 784.5
      • developmental 315.39
      • secondary to organic lesion 784.5
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • speech NEC 784.5
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • speech NEC 784.5
      • developmental 315.39
        • associated with hyperkinesis 314.1
      • secondary to organic lesion 784.5
  • Dysarthria 784.5
  • Dyslalia 784.5
  • Dysphasia 784.5
  • Impediment, speech NEC 784.5
    • secondary to organic lesion 784.5
  • Slurred, slurring, speech 784.5
  • Speech
    • defect, disorder, disturbance, impediment NEC 784.5
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