Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Delay In Development
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 315.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 315.9.
The Short Description Is: Development delay NOS.
Developmental delay is also known as developmental delay, developmental delay global, developmental delay mild-moderate, developmental delay severe, developmental disorder, developmental neurologic disorder, gen neurologic/dev delay, global developmental delay, mild to moderate developmental delay, neurodevelopmental disorder, and severe developmental delay. This applies developmental disorder NOS and learning disorder NOS.
Developmental Delay Definition and Symptoms
Developmental delay is when children are not reaching normal milestones on their own. Milestones include speech, motor skills, coordination, and movements (IE walking, crawling, sitting up, ect.) Minor delays are usually no cause for worry however some major delays may mean a more serious issue. Some of the main causes of major developmental delays are autism, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome, and myopathies.