Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 787.20
Dysphagia, unspecified
  • Short description: Dysphagia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 787.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 787.20 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).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 787.20.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 787.20: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 787.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R13.0 Aphagia
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R13.10 Dysphagia, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Aphagia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Impaired swallowing
  • Odynophagia
  • Odynophagia (painful swallowing)
  • Swallowing painful
  • Swallowing problem
Applies To
  • Difficulty in swallowing NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 787.20:
  • Aphagia 787.20
  • Difficulty
    • swallowing (see also Dysphagia) 787.20
  • Dysphagia 787.20
    • pharyngoesophageal phase 787.24
  • Odynophagia 787.20
  • Swallowed, swallowing
    • difficulty (see also Dysphagia) 787.20
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • cricopharyngeal 787.20
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