Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 784.51
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 784.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 784.51 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: 784.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R47.1 Dysarthria and anarthria
Approximate Synonyms
  • Developmental articulation disorder
  • Dysarthria, flaccid
  • Dysarthria, lingual
  • Dysarthria, spastic
  • Flaccid dysarthria
  • Lingual dysarthria
  • Spastic dysarthria
  • Speech articulation disorder
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by slow and slurred speech resulting from an inability to coordinate the muscles used in speech
  • Articulation disorder resulting from central nervous system disease, especially brain damage
  • Disorders of speech articulation caused by imperfect coordination of pharynx, larynx, tongue, or face muscles. This may result from cranial nerve diseases; neuromuscular diseases; cerebellar diseases; basal ganglia diseases; brain stem diseases; or diseases of the corticobulbar tracts (see pyramidal tracts). The cortical language centers are intact in this condition. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p489)
  • Imperfect speech articulation due to disturbances of muscular control
  • Slow and slurred speech resulting from inability to coordinate the muscles that are used in speech. Causes include brain damage, parkinson disease, and developmental causes
784.51 Excludes
  • dysarthria due to late effect of cerebrovascular accident (438.13)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 784.51:
  • Anarthria 784.51
  • Dysarthria 784.51
    • due to late effect of cerebrovascular disease (see also Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease) 438.13
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