Valid for Submission
R47.01 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of aphasia. The code R47.01 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 R47.01 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like amnemonic aphasia, anomic aphasia, aphasia, aphasia due to brain damage, aphasia, agnosia, dyslexia and/or apraxia , associative aphasia, 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 R47.01:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- aphasia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -20)
- progressive isolated aphasia G31.01
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 R47.01 are found in the index:
- - Dysnomia - R47.01
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Amnemonic aphasia
- Anomic aphasia
- Aphasia due to brain damage
- Aphasia, agnosia, dyslexia AND/OR apraxia
- Associative aphasia
- Combined aphasia
- Commissural aphasia
- Complete aphasia
- Conduction aphasia
- Conversion muteness
- Functional aphasia
- Gibberish aphasia
- Global aphasia
- Graphomotor aphasia
- Intellectual aphasia
- Language disorder associated with thought disorder
- Motor aphasia
- O/E - aphasia
- O/E - motor aphasia
- Parieto-occipital aphasia
- Pathematic aphasia
- Posttraumatic aphasia
- Post-traumatic mutism
- Semantic aphasia
- Subcortical aphasia
- Syntactical aphasia
- Temporal lobe aphasia
- Transcortical aphasia
- ANOMIA-. a language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived. the individual is able to describe the object in question but cannot provide the name. this condition is associated with lesions of the dominant hemisphere involving the language areas in particular the temporal lobe. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p484
- APHASIA-. a cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form. this condition is caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere. clinical features are used to classify the various subtypes of this condition. general categories include receptive expressive and mixed forms of aphasia.
- APHASIA BROCA-. an aphasia characterized by impairment of expressive language speech writing signs and relative preservation of receptive language abilities i.e. comprehension. this condition is caused by lesions of the motor association cortex in the frontal lobe broca area and adjacent cortical and white matter regions.
- APHASIA WERNICKE-. impairment in the comprehension of speech and meaning of words both spoken and written and of the meanings conveyed by their grammatical relationships in sentences. it is caused by lesions that primarily affect wernicke's area which lies in the posterior perisylvian region of the temporal lobe of the dominant hemisphere. from brain & bannister clinical neurology 7th ed p141; kandel et al. principles of neural science 3d ed p846
- MUTISM-. the inability to generate oral verbal expression despite normal comprehension of speech. this may be associated with brain diseases or mental disorders. organic mutism may be associated with damage to the frontal lobe; brain stem; thalamus; and cerebellum. selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. from fortschr neurol psychiatr 1994; 629:337 44
- NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS-. tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. they are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
- APHASIA CONDUCTION-. a type of fluent aphasia characterized by an impaired ability to repeat one and two word phrases despite retained comprehension. this condition is associated with dominant hemisphere lesions involving the arcuate fasciculus a white matter projection between broca's and wernicke's areas and adjacent structures. like patients with wernicke aphasia aphasia wernicke patients with conduction aphasia are fluent but commit paraphasic errors during attempts at written and oral forms of communication. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p482; brain & bannister clinical neurology 7th ed p142; kandel et al. principles of neural science 3d ed p848
- LANDAU KLEFFNER SYNDROME-. a syndrome characterized by the onset of isolated language dysfunction in otherwise normal children age of onset 4 7 years and epileptiform discharges on electroencephalography. seizures including atypical absence epilepsy absence complex partial epilepsy complex partial and other types may occur. the electroencephalographic abnormalities and seizures tend to resolve by puberty. the language disorder may also resolve although some individuals are left with severe language dysfunction including aphasia and auditory agnosia. from menkes textbook of child neurology 5th ed pp749 50; j child neurol 1997 nov;128:489 495.
- APHASIA PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE-. a progressive form of dementia characterized by the global loss of language abilities and initial preservation of other cognitive functions. fluent and nonfluent subtypes have been described. eventually a pattern of global cognitive dysfunction similar to alzheimer disease emerges. pathologically there are no alzheimer or pick disease like changes however spongiform changes of cortical layers ii and iii are present in the temporal lobe and frontal lobe. from brain 1998 jan;121pt 1:115 26
- PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE NONFLUENT APHASIA-. a form of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and a progressive form of dementia characterized by motor speech impairment and agrammatism with relative sparing of single word comprehension and semantic memory.
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Information for Patients
Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write, and say what you mean to say. It is most common in adults who have had a stroke. Brain tumors, infections, injuries, and dementia can also cause it. The type of problem you have and how bad it is depends on which part of your brain is damaged and how much damage there is.
There are four main types:
- Expressive aphasia - you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying or writing what you mean
- Receptive aphasia - you hear the voice or see the print, but you can't make sense of the words
- Anomic aphasia - you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places, or events
- Global aphasia - you can't speak, understand speech, read, or write
Some people recover from aphasia without treatment. Most, however, need language therapy as soon as possible.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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