ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R41.841

Cognitive communication deficit

Diagnosis Code R41.841

ICD-10: R41.841
Short Description: Cognitive communication deficit
Long Description: Cognitive communication deficit
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R41.841

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Oth symptoms and signs w cognitive functions and awareness (R41)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • 799.52 - Cog communicate deficit

  • Cognitive disorder
  • Deterioration in ability to communicate
  • Language-related cognitive disorder

Information for Patients

Speech and Communication Disorders

Also called: Communication disorders

Many disorders can affect our ability to speak and communicate. They range from saying sounds incorrectly to being completely unable to speak or understand speech. Causes include

  • Hearing disorders and deafness
  • Voice problems, such as dysphonia or those caused by cleft lip or palate
  • Speech problems like stuttering
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke

Some speech and communication problems may be genetic. Often, no one knows the causes. By first grade, about 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders. Speech and language therapy can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Phonological disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Speech impairment (adult)

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