ICD-10-CM Code F80.8

Other developmental disorders of speech and language

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

F80.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • F80.81 - Childhood onset fluency disorder
  • F80.82 - Social pragmatic communication disorder
  • F80.89 - 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)

Code History

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

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 disabilities
  • 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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dysarthria (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phonological disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Selective mutism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Speech impairment (adult) (Medical Encyclopedia)

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