2021 ICD-10-CM Code F80

Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F80 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of specific developmental disorders of speech and language. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:F80
Short Description:Specific developmental disorders of speech and language
Long Description:Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

Non-specific codes like F80 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for specific developmental disorders of speech and language:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.0 for Phonological disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.1 for Expressive language disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.2 for Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.4 for Speech and language development delay due to hearing loss
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F80.8 for Other developmental disorders of speech and language
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.81 for Childhood onset fluency disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.82 for Social pragmatic communication disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.89 for Other developmental disorders of speech and language
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F80.9 for Developmental disorder of speech and language, unspecified

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

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)