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ICD-10-CM Code R48.8
Other symbolic dysfunctions

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

R48.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other symbolic dysfunctions. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R488 is used to code Echolalia

Echolalia (also known as echologia or echophrasia) is defined as the unsolicited repetition of vocalizations made by another person (by the same person is called palilalia). In its full blown form it is automatic and effortless. It is one of the echophenomena, closely related to echopraxia, the automatic repetition of movements made by another person; both are "subsets of imitative behavior" whereby sounds or actions are imitated "without explicit awareness". Echolalia may be an immediate reaction to a stimulus or may be delayed.

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Codes: , D000381, D000381, D000381, D060705, D060705,
ICD 9 Codes: 784.69, 315.2, 784.61, 784.69, 315.1, 784.69, 784.69
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R48.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #886 - Behavioral and developmental disorders.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R48.8 - Other symbolic dysfunctions'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R48.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Palilalia (R48.8)
Perseveration(tonic) (R48.8)
Gerstmann's syndrome (R48.8)
Echolalia (R48.8)
Dyscalculia (R48.8)
Bianchi's syndrome (R48.8)
Abolition, language (R48.8)
Acalculia (R48.8)
Agrammatism (R48.8)
Agraphia(absolute) (R48.8)
Amimia (R48.8)
Amusia (R48.8)
Anomia (R48.8)
Asymbolia (R48.8)


Other symbolic dysfunction (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 R48.8 and a single ICD9 code, 784.69 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R48 - Dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R488