Valid for Submission
R49.21 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hypernasality. The code R49.21 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 R49.21 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like finding of resonance of voice, hypernasal voice, hypernasality and hyponasality, hypernasality of vowels and voiced consonants, hypernasality syndrome , hypernasality syndrome due to neurologic disease, 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.
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 R49.21 are found in the index:
- - Hypernasality - R49.21
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Finding of resonance of voice
- Hypernasal voice
- Hypernasality and hyponasality
- Hypernasality of vowels and voiced consonants
- Hypernasality syndrome
- Hypernasality syndrome due to neurologic disease
- Hypernasality syndrome due to velopharyngeal incoordination
- Hypernasality syndrome due to velopharyngeal weakness
- Nasal resonatory disorder
- Nasal voice
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Nose Injuries and Disorders
Also called: Nasal disorders
Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.
Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include
- Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
- Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
- Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose.
- Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose
- Choanal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nasal endoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nasal fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nasal polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nose fracture (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nosebleed (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stuffy or runny nose - adult (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stuffy or runny nose - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
Also called: Vocal disorders
Voice is the sound made by air passing from your lungs through your larynx, or voice box. In your larynx are your vocal cords, two bands of muscle that vibrate to make sound. For most of us, our voices play a big part in who we are, what we do, and how we communicate. Like fingerprints, each person's voice is unique.
Many things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking too much, screaming, constantly clearing your throat, or smoking can make you hoarse. They can also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other causes of voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.
Signs that your voice isn't healthy include
- Your voice has become hoarse or raspy
- You've lost the ability to hit some high notes when singing
- Your voice suddenly sounds deeper
- Your throat often feels raw, achy, or strained
- It's become an effort to talk
Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Hoarseness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laryngeal nerve damage (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laryngitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laryngoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Spasmodic dysphonia (Medical Encyclopedia)