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ICD-10-CM Code F81.9
Developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F81.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code F819 is used to code Learning disability

Learning disability is a classification that includes several areas of functioning in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors. Given the "difficulty learning in a typical manner", this does not exclude the ability to learn in a different manner. Therefore, some people can be more accurately described as having a "Learning Difference", thus avoiding any misconception of being disabled with a lack of ability to learn and possible negative stereotyping.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D007859, D007859, D007859, D007859
ICD 9 Codes: 315.0, 315.1, 315.2, 315.3

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Coding Notes for F81.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Knowledge acquisition disability NOS
Learning disability NOS
Learning disorder NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #886 - Behavioral and developmental disorders.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F81.9 - Developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F81.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Unspecified delay in development (approximate match)
Mental and behavioral problems with learning (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code F81.9 and a single ICD9 code, V40.0 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: F81 - Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills

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