Diagnosis Code R49.9
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R49.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 154
- OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC 155
- OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 156
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 784.40 - Voice/resonance dis NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Abnormal voice
- Change in voice
- Pathologic change of voice
- Vocal cord dysfunction
- Voice disorder due to iatrogenic factor
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R49.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Change in voice NOS
- Resonance disorder NOS
Information for Patients
Also called: Vocal disorders
Voice is the sound made by air passing from your lungs through your larynx, or voice box. In your larynx are your vocal cords, two bands of muscle that vibrate to make sound. For most of us, our voices play a big part in who we are, what we do, and how we communicate. Like fingerprints, each person's voice is unique.
Many things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking too much, screaming, constantly clearing your throat, or smoking can make you hoarse. They can also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other causes of voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.
Signs that your voice isn't healthy include
- Your voice has become hoarse or raspy
- You've lost the ability to hit some high notes when singing
- Your voice suddenly sounds deeper
- Your throat often feels raw, achy, or strained
- It's become an effort to talk
Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Laryngeal nerve damage
- Spasmodic dysphonia