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.
Global 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 to developmental disorder NOS and learning disorder NOS.
Global Developmental Delay Definition and Symptoms
Global developmental delay is a general learning disability that greatly impacts cognitive functions. Some of the areas where the development may be delayed are language, thinking, and motor skills. There are an endless amount of causes for developmental delays in children.