Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 315.31
Expressive language disorder
  • Short description: Expressive language dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 315.31 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 315.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 315.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 315.31: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Developmental expressive language delay
  • Developmental expressive language disorder
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Expressive developmental language delay
  • Expressive language delay
  • Expressive language delay, mild
  • Expressive language delay, moderate
  • Expressive language delay, severe
  • Language disorder, developmental
  • Language disorder, expressive
  • Mild expressive language delay
  • Moderate expressive language delay
  • Severe expressive language delay
315.31 Excludes
Applies To
  • Developmental aphasia
  • Word deafness
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 315.31 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F80.1 Expressive language disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 315.31:
  • Alalia 784.3
    • developmental 315.31
  • Amnesia (retrograde) 780.93
    • auditory 784.69
      • developmental 315.31
      • secondary to organic lesion 784.69
  • Aphasia (amnestic) (ataxic) (auditory) (Broca's) (choreatic) (classic) (expressive) (global) (ideational) (ideokinetic) (ideomotor) (jargon) (motor) (nominal) (receptive) (semantic) (sensory) (syntactic) (verbal) (visual) (Wernicke's) 784.3
    • developmental 315.31
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (congenital) (hereditary) (middle ear) (partial) 389.9
    • word (secondary to organic lesion) 784.69
      • developmental 315.31
  • Development
    • delayed (see also Delay, development) 783.40
      • arithmetical skills 315.1
      • language (skills) 315.31
        • and speech due to hearing loss 315.34
        • expressive 315.31
        • mixed receptive-expressive 315.32
      • learning skill, specified NEC 315.2
      • mixed skills 315.5
      • motor coordination 315.4
      • reading 315.00
      • specified
        • learning skill NEC 315.2
        • type NEC, except learning 315.8
      • speech 315.39
        • and language due to hearing loss 315.34
        • associated with hyperkinesia 314.1
        • phonological 315.39
      • spelling 315.09
      • written expression 315.2
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • expressive language 315.31
    • language (developmental) (expressive) 315.31
      • mixed receptive-expressive 315.32
  • Retardation
    • development, developmental, specific (see also Disorder, development, specific) 315.9
  • Word
    • deafness (secondary to organic lesion) 784.69
      • developmental 315.31
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