Billable Medical Code for Other Developmental Speech or Language Disorder
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 315.39
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 315.39.
The Short Description Is: Speech/language dis NEC.
Speech delay is also known as developmental speech disorder due to hyperkinesis, developmental verbal dyspraxia, discourse difficulties, discourse disorder, severe receptive language delay, specific language impairment, speech and language disorder, speech and language dyspraxias, speech and phonology impairments, speech babble, speech delay, and speech limited. This excludes lisping and lalling (307.9). This applies to developmental articulation disorder, dyslalia, and phonological disorder.
Speech Delay Definition and Symptoms
Speech delay is a delay in communication and speech abilities, typically in children. Common causes include autism, auditory disorders, hearing loss, and prematurity.