ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R47.9

Unspecified speech disturbances

Diagnosis Code R47.9

ICD-10: R47.9
Short Description: Unspecified speech disturbances
Long Description: Unspecified speech disturbances
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R47.9

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The code R47.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving speech and voice (R47-R49)
      • Speech disturbances, not elsewhere classified (R47)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.
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Synonyms
  • Disturbance in speech
  • Has difficulty with speech
  • On examination - communication
  • On examination - speech defect
  • Speech dysfunction
  • Speech problem

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 disorders
  • 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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