Valid for Submission
R13.19 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other dysphagia. The code R13.19 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R13.19 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aberrant retro-esophageal subclavian artery causing dysphagia, aphagia, aphagia algera, congenital malposition of subclavian artery, constant low-grade dysphagia , difficulty initiating swallowing reflex, etc.
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.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R13.19:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Cervical dysphagia
- Neurogenic dysphagia
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R13.19 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Aberrant retro-esophageal subclavian artery causing dysphagia
- Aphagia algera
- Congenital malposition of subclavian artery
- Constant low-grade dysphagia
- Difficulty initiating swallowing reflex
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dysphagia lusoria
- Dysphagia lusoria
- Esophageal dysphagia
- Finding related to ability to initiate swallowing reflex
- Intermittent dysphagia
- Post-vagotomy dysphagia
- Retroesophageal subclavian artery
- Swallowing painful
- DEGLUTITION DISORDERS-. difficulty in swallowing which may result from neuromuscular disorder or mechanical obstruction. dysphagia is classified into two distinct types: oropharyngeal dysphagia due to malfunction of the pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter; and esophageal dysphagia due to malfunction of the esophagus.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R13.19 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R13.19 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Dysphagia
If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.
Anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. It often happens because of other conditions, including
- Nervous system disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
- Problems with your esophagus, including GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Head or spinal cord injury
- Cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus
Medicines can help some people, while others may need surgery. Swallowing treatment with a speech-language pathologist can help. You may find it helpful to change your diet or hold your head or neck in a certain way when you eat. In very serious cases, people may need feeding tubes.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Esophageal manometry (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Painful swallowing (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Swallowing difficulty (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)