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).
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
dysarthria due to late effect of cerebrovascular accident (438.13)
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