2022 ICD-10-CM Code F80.8

Other developmental disorders of speech and language

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:F80.8
Short Description:Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Long Description:Other developmental disorders of speech and language

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Pervasive and specific developmental disorders (F80-F89)
      • Specific developmental disorders of speech and language (F80)

F80.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other developmental disorders of speech and language. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Other developmental disorders of speech and language

Non-specific codes like F80.8 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 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

Information for Patients


Speech and 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% 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)