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ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes for Speech-Language Pathology

(International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification)

Healthcare professionals use ICD-9-CM codes (which have 3 numeric digits followed by a decimal point) to report diagnoses and disorders. The ICD-9-CM is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics of the U.S. Public Health Service.

ICD-9-CM V codes are used to record a condition influencing health status or broad types of procedural, administrative or screening encounters. They are often not accepted for billing purposes by third party payers.

Use the following information to better understand ICD-9-CM coding.

Note: Beginning October 1, 2015, the ICD-9-CM will be replaced by the ICD-10-CM, which is currently in a revised draft stage.

Code Lists

ICD-9 Coding Guidance

The information below provides guidance on various ICD-9 coding topics, but speech-language pathologists should also contact payers for final coverage and coding decisions.

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