Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 784.42
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 784.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 784.42 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 784.42 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R49.0 Dysphonia
Disease Synonyms
  • Abductor dysphonia
  • Abductor spastic dysphonia
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of conversion reaction
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of organic voice tremor
  • Ataxic dysphonia
  • Choreic dysphonia
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Dysphonia of organic tremor
  • Dysphonia of palatopharyngolaryngeal myoclonus
  • Dysphonia, abductor
  • Dystonic dysphonia
  • Flaccid dysphonia
  • Hoarse
  • Hoarseness
  • Hoarseness, chronic
  • Hyperkinetic dysphonia
  • Mixed flaccid-spastic pseudobulbar dysphonia
  • On examination - dysphonia
  • On examination - hoarseness
  • Plica dysphonia ventricularis
  • Spastic dysphonia
  • Spastic pseudobulbar dysphonia
  • Ventricular dysphonia
  • Voice disorder, dysphonia
Clinical Information
  • A speech disorder resulting in impaired utterance of sounds by the vocal folds
  • Any speech disorder involving problems of voice quality, pitch, or intensity
  • Difficulty and/or pain in phonation or speaking
  • Trouble with the voice when trying to talk, including hoarseness and change in pitch or quality or voice
Applies To
  • Hoarseness
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 784.42:
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