Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 784.3
Aphasia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 784.3 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 784.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired aphasia w epilepsy
  • Acquired aphasia with epilepsy
  • Acquired epileptic aphasia
  • Akinetic mutism
  • Aphasia conductive
  • Aphasia, angular gyrus syndrome
  • Aphasia, expressive
  • Aphasia, expressive (difficulty speaking)
  • Aphasia, expressive and receptive
  • Aphasia, receptive
  • Aphasia-angular gyrus syndrome
  • Conduction aphasia
  • Conductive aphasia
  • Expressive and receptive aphasia
  • Expressive aphasia
  • Expressive dysphasia
  • Gerstmanns syndrome
  • Global aphasia
  • Psycho-sensory aphasia
  • Receptive aphasia
Clinical Information
  • A cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form. This condition is caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere. Clinical features are used to classify the various subtypes of this condition. General categories include receptive, expressive, and mixed forms of aphasia.
  • Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write, and say what you mean to say. It is most common in adults who have had a stroke. Brain tumors, infections, injuries, and dementia can also cause it. The type of problem you have and how bad it is depends on which part of your brain is damaged and how much damage there is. There are four main types:
    • expressive aphasia - you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying or writing what you mean
    • receptive aphasia - you hear the voice or see the print, but you can't make sense of the words
    • anomic aphasia - you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places, or events
    • global aphasia - you can't speak, understand speech, read, or write
    some people recover from aphasia without treatment. Most, however, need language therapy as soon as possible.
  • Cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form; caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere; general categories include receptive, expressive, and mixed forms of aphasia.
  • Partial or complete impairment of language comprehension, formulation, or use due to brain damage.
784.3 Excludes
  • aphasia due to late effects of cerebrovascular disease (438.11)
  • developmental aphasia (315.31)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 784.3 converts directly to:
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 784.3:
  • Alalia 784.3
    • secondary to organic lesion 784.3
  • 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
    • uremic - see Uremia
  • Aphemia 784.3
    • uremic - see Uremia
  • Dumbness (see also Aphasia) 784.3
  • Dysnomia 784.3
  • Mutism (see also Aphasia) 784.3
    • akinetic 784.3
    • deaf (acquired) (congenital) 389.7
  • Paraphasia 784.3
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