ICD-10 CODE: Q87.85

What is an ICD-10 Code?

An ICD-10 code, part of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, is a standardized coding system used globally for diagnosing and documenting diseases and health conditions. For patients, particularly those with a rare neurodevelopmental disorder like MED13L, obtaining an ICD-10 code is a significant achievement. Here's why:

Recognition & Visibility

Having a dedicated ICD-10 code means that MED13L is formally recognized in the global medical community. This recognition can increase awareness among healthcare providers and potentially lead to more accurate diagnoses.

Improved Research & Treatment

With an ICD-10 code, researchers can more easily track and study MED13L, leading to better understanding and potentially more effective treatments. It facilitates the collection of standardized data crucial for research.

Insurance & Healthcare Services

An ICD-10 code can simplify the process of obtaining insurance coverage for treatments and therapies, as insurers often require these codes for processing claims. This can lead to better access to necessary healthcare services for patients with MED13L.


An ICD-10 code allows for better collaboration across borders in the medical community, as it provides a common language for discussing and treating MED13L.

Next Steps

Given these benefits, it’s crucial for patients with MED13L to ensure that all their healthcare providers are updated with the new ICD-10 code. This ensures that their medical records are accurate and that they can receive the best possible care and support.

Download and print step by step instructions on how to ensure your healthcare team is updated.