ICD-10 Code: R13.10 – Dysphagia, Unspecified
ICD-Code R13.10 is a billable ICD-10 code used for healthcare diagnosis reimbursement of Dysphagia, Unspecified. Its corresponding ICD-9 code is 787.2.
ICD-9 Code Transition: 787.2
Code R13.10 is the diagnosis code used for Dysphagia, Unspecified. It is a disorder characterized by difficulty in swallowing. It may be observed in patients with stroke, motor neuron disorders, cancer of the throat or mouth, head and neck injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
Other Synonyms Include:
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
- Impaired swallowing
- Odynophagia (painful swallowing)
- Swallowing painful
- Swallowing problem
General ICD-10 Information
ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems) is now on its 10th revision. ICD-10 codes are the byproduct of that revision. This medical classification list is generated by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is used to help healthcare providers identify and code health conditions.
ICD-10 is required for use by physicians and healthcare providers under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will replace all ICD-9 code sets.
Many more new diagnoses can be tracked using ICD-10 than with ICD-9. Some expanded code sets, like ICD-10-CM, have over 70,000 codes.