New and Revised Speech-Language Pathology ICD-10-CM Codes for 2018
The following new and revised ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) codes are effective October 1, 2017. ICD-10-CM codes are updated annually.
New ICD-10-CM Codes
food intake disorder
ASHA Note: SLPs currently assign R63.3 (feeding
difficulties; picky eater) to describe patients with restrictive food intake
when dysphagia codes (R13.1-) are not appropriate. ASHA's Scope
of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology includes "Atypical eating (e.g., food selectivity/refusal,
physiologic response)." Whether SLPs alone can use F50.82 may depend on payer
requirements and/or state regulations. Check with your payer(s) and/or state
licensing board directly.
Revised ICD-10-CM Codes
No change R63.3 Feeding difficulties
No change Feeding problem (elderly) (infant) NOS
Add Picky eater
ASHA Note: This revision does not change the intent of the code, but adds new language to include descriptive information or examples related to disorders captured under this code.
Deleted ICD-10-CM Codes
No codes related to speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing disorders have been deleted for 2018.