Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V79.3
Screening for developmental handicaps in early childhood
  • Short description: Screen-development prob.
  • ICD-9-CM V79.3 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 V79.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM V79.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V79.3: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V79.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z13.4 Encounter for screening for certain developmental disorders in childhood
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V79.3:
  • Screening (for) V82.9
    • developmental handicap V79.9
      • in early childhood V79.3
      • specified type NEC V79.8
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