Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V49.85
Dual sensory impairment
  • ICD-9-CM V49.85 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V49.85 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: V49.85 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z73.82 Dual sensory impairment
Applies To
  • Blindness with deafness
  • Combined visual hearing impairment
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V49.85:
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) 369.00
    • with deafness V49.85
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (congenital) (hereditary) (middle ear) (partial) 389.9
    • with
      • blindness V49.85
      • blue sclera and fragility of bone 756.51
  • Impaired, impairment (function)
    • combined visual hearing V49.85
    • dual sensory V49.85
    • hearing (see also Deafness) 389.9
      • combined with visual impairment V49.85
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