2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G89

Pain, not elsewhere classified

Code Also
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  • related psychological factors associated with pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.42

    Pain disorder with related psychological factors

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Code Also
    • associated acute or chronic pain (G89.-)
    F45.42
    )
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as G89. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • generalized pain NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute pain NOS
    • Generalized pain NOS
    • Pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (G89.-)
    • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
    • abdomen pain (R10.-)
    • back pain (M54.9)
    • breast pain (N64.4)
    • chest pain (R07.1-R07.9)
    • ear pain (H92.0-)
    • eye pain (H57.1)
    • headache (R51)
    • joint pain (M25.5-)
    • limb pain (M79.6-)
    • lumbar region pain (M54.5)
    • pelvic and perineal pain (R10.2)
    • shoulder pain (M25.51-)
    • spine pain (M54.-)
    • throat pain (R07.0)
    • tongue pain (K14.6)
    • tooth pain (K08.8)
    • renal colic (N23)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    R52
    )
  • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.41

    Pain disorder exclusively related to psychological factors

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Somatoform pain disorder (persistent)
    F45.41
    )
  • pain NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute pain NOS
    • Generalized pain NOS
    • Pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (G89.-)
    • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
    • abdomen pain (R10.-)
    • back pain (M54.9)
    • breast pain (N64.4)
    • chest pain (R07.1-R07.9)
    • ear pain (H92.0-)
    • eye pain (H57.1)
    • headache (R51)
    • joint pain (M25.5-)
    • limb pain (M79.6-)
    • lumbar region pain (M54.5)
    • pelvic and perineal pain (R10.2)
    • shoulder pain (M25.51-)
    • spine pain (M54.-)
    • throat pain (R07.0)
    • tongue pain (K14.6)
    • tooth pain (K08.8)
    • renal colic (N23)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    R52
    )
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (G89) and the excluded code together.
  • atypical face pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G50.1

    Atypical facial pain

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    G50.1
    )
  • headache syndromes (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44
    • G44 Other headache syndromes
      • G44.0 Cluster headaches and other trigeminal autono...
        • G44.00 Cluster headache syndrome, unspecified
          • G44.001 Cluster headache syndrome, unspecified, intra...
          • G44.009 Cluster headache syndrome, unspecified, not i...
        • G44.01 Episodic cluster headache
        • G44.02 Chronic cluster headache
        • G44.03 Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
          • G44.031 …… intractable
          • G44.039 Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, not intractab...
        • G44.04 Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
          • G44.041 …… intractable
          • G44.049 Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, not intractabl...
        • G44.05 Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headach...
          • G44.051 Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headach...
          • G44.059 Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headach...
        • G44.09 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)
          • G44.091 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC), ...
          • G44.099 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC), ...
      • G44.1 Vascular headache, not elsewhere classified
      • G44.2 Tension-type headache
        • G44.20 Tension-type headache, unspecified
          • G44.201 Tension-type headache, unspecified, intractab...
          • G44.209 Tension-type headache, unspecified, not intra...
        • G44.21 Episodic tension-type headache
          • G44.211 …… intractable
          • G44.219 Episodic tension-type headache, not intractab...
        • G44.22 Chronic tension-type headache
          • G44.221 …… intractable
          • G44.229 Chronic tension-type headache, not intractabl...
      • G44.3 Post-traumatic headache
        • G44.30 Post-traumatic headache, unspecified
          • G44.301 Post-traumatic headache, unspecified, intract...
          • G44.309 Post-traumatic headache, unspecified, not int...
        • G44.31 Acute post-traumatic headache
          • G44.311 …… intractable
          • G44.319 Acute post-traumatic headache, not intractabl...
        • G44.32 Chronic post-traumatic headache
          • G44.321 …… intractable
          • G44.329 Chronic post-traumatic headache, not intracta...
      • G44.4 Drug-induced headache, not elsewhere classifi...
        • G44.40 Drug-induced headache, not elsewhere classifi...
        • G44.41 Drug-induced headache, not elsewhere classifi...
      • G44.5 Complicated headache syndromes
        • G44.51 Hemicrania continua
        • G44.52 New daily persistent headache (NDPH)
        • G44.53 Primary thunderclap headache
        • G44.59 Other complicated headache syndrome
      • G44.8 Other specified headache syndromes
        • G44.81 Hypnic headache
        • G44.82 Headache associated with sexual activity
        • G44.83 Primary cough headache
        • G44.84 Primary exertional headache
        • G44.85 Primary stabbing headache
        • G44.89 Other headache syndrome
    G44.-
    )
  • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
  • abdomen pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10
    • R10 Abdominal and pelvic pain
      • R10.0 Acute abdomen
      • R10.1 Pain localized to upper abdomen
        • R10.10 Upper abdominal pain, unspecified
        • R10.11 Right upper quadrant pain
        • R10.12 Left upper quadrant pain
        • R10.13 Epigastric pain
      • R10.2 Pelvic and perineal pain
      • R10.3 Pain localized to other parts of lower abdome...
        • R10.30 Lower abdominal pain, unspecified
        • R10.31 Right lower quadrant pain
        • R10.32 Left lower quadrant pain
        • R10.33 Periumbilical pain
      • R10.8 Other abdominal pain
        • R10.81 Abdominal tenderness
          • R10.811 Right upper quadrant abdominal tenderness
          • R10.812 Left upper quadrant abdominal tenderness
          • R10.813 Right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness
          • R10.814 Left lower quadrant abdominal tenderness
          • R10.815 Periumbilic abdominal tenderness
          • R10.816 Epigastric abdominal tenderness
          • R10.817 Generalized abdominal tenderness
          • R10.819 …… unspecified site
        • R10.82 Rebound abdominal tenderness
          • R10.821 Right upper quadrant rebound abdominal tender...
          • R10.822 Left upper quadrant rebound abdominal tendern...
          • R10.823 Right lower quadrant rebound abdominal tender...
          • R10.824 Left lower quadrant rebound abdominal tendern...
          • R10.825 Periumbilic rebound abdominal tenderness
          • R10.826 Epigastric rebound abdominal tenderness
          • R10.827 Generalized rebound abdominal tenderness
          • R10.829 Rebound abdominal tenderness, unspecified sit...
        • R10.83 Colic
        • R10.84 Generalized abdominal pain
      • R10.9 Unspecified abdominal pain
    R10.-
    )
  • back pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.9

    Dorsalgia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Backache NOS
    • Back pain NOS
    M54.9
    )
  • breast pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N64.4

    Mastodynia

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    N64.4
    )
  • chest pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.1

    Chest pain on breathing

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Painful respiration
    R07.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.9

    Chest pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    R07.9
    )
  • ear pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H92.0

    Otalgia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H92.0-
    )
  • eye pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H57.1

    Ocular pain

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H57.1
    )
  • headache (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R51

    Headache

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Facial pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • atypical face pain (G50.1)
    • migraine and other headache syndromes (G43-G44)
    • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
    R51
    )
  • joint pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.5

    Pain in joint

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    M25.5-
    )
  • limb pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.6

    Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    M79.6-
    )
  • lumbar region pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.5

    Low back pain

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Loin pain
    • Lumbago NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • low back strain (S39.012)
    • lumbago due to intervertebral disc displacement (M51.2-)
    • lumbago with sciatica (M54.4-)
    M54.5
    )
  • painful urination (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R30.9

    Painful micturition, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Painful urination NOS
    R30.9
    )
  • pelvic and perineal pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.2

    Pelvic and perineal pain

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    R10.2
    )
  • shoulder pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.51

    Pain in shoulder

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    M25.51-
    )
  • spine pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54
    • M54 Dorsalgia
      • M54.0 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.00 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.01 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.02 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.03 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.04 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.05 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.06 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.07 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.08 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...
        • M54.09 Panniculitis affecting regions, neck and back...
      • M54.1 Radiculopathy
        • M54.10 …… site unspecified
        • M54.11 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
        • M54.12 …… cervical region
        • M54.13 …… cervicothoracic region
        • M54.14 …… thoracic region
        • M54.15 …… thoracolumbar region
        • M54.16 …… lumbar region
        • M54.17 …… lumbosacral region
        • M54.18 Radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal regi...
      • M54.2 Cervicalgia
      • M54.3 Sciatica
      • M54.4 Lumbago with sciatica
      • M54.5 Low back pain
      • M54.6 Pain in thoracic spine
      • M54.8 Other dorsalgia
      • M54.9 Dorsalgia, unspecified
    M54.-
    )
  • throat pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.0

    Pain in throat

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic sore throat (J31.2)
    • sore throat (acute) NOS (J02.9)
    Type 2 Excludes
    R07.0
    )
  • tongue pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.6

    Glossodynia

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Glossopyrosis
    • Painful tongue
    K14.6
    )
  • tooth pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K08.8

    Other specified disorders of teeth and supporting structures

      2016 2017 - Deleted Code 2017 - New Code 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    K08.8
    )
  • renal colic (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N23

    Unspecified renal colic

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    N23
    )
  • migraines (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G43
    • G43 Migraine
      • G43.0 Migraine without aura
        • G43.00 Migraine without aura, not intractable
          • G43.001 Migraine without aura, not intractable, with ...
          • G43.009 Migraine without aura, not intractable, witho...
        • G43.01 Migraine without aura, intractable
          • G43.011 Migraine without aura, intractable, with stat...
          • G43.019 Migraine without aura, intractable, without s...
      • G43.1 Migraine with aura
        • G43.10 Migraine with aura, not intractable
          • G43.101 Migraine with aura, not intractable, with sta...
          • G43.109 Migraine with aura, not intractable, without ...
        • G43.11 Migraine with aura, intractable
          • G43.111 Migraine with aura, intractable, with status ...
          • G43.119 Migraine with aura, intractable, without stat...
      • G43.4 Hemiplegic migraine
        • G43.40 Hemiplegic migraine, not intractable
          • G43.401 Hemiplegic migraine, not intractable, with st...
          • G43.409 Hemiplegic migraine, not intractable, without...
        • G43.41 Hemiplegic migraine, intractable
          • G43.411 Hemiplegic migraine, intractable, with status...
          • G43.419 Hemiplegic migraine, intractable, without sta...
      • G43.5 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
        • G43.50 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
          • G43.501 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
          • G43.509 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
        • G43.51 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
          • G43.511 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
          • G43.519 Persistent migraine aura without cerebral inf...
      • G43.6 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
        • G43.60 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
          • G43.601 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
          • G43.609 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
        • G43.61 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
          • G43.611 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
          • G43.619 Persistent migraine aura with cerebral infarc...
      • G43.7 Chronic migraine without aura
        • G43.70 Chronic migraine without aura, not intractabl...
          • G43.701 Chronic migraine without aura, not intractabl...
          • G43.709 Chronic migraine without aura, not intractabl...
        • G43.71 Chronic migraine without aura, intractable
          • G43.711 Chronic migraine without aura, intractable, w...
          • G43.719 Chronic migraine without aura, intractable, w...
      • G43.A Cyclical vomiting
      • G43.B Ophthalmoplegic migraine
      • G43.C Periodic headache syndromes in child or adult...
        • G43.C0 Periodic headache syndromes in child or adult...
        • G43.C1 Periodic headache syndromes in child or adult...
      • G43.D Abdominal migraine
      • G43.8 Other migraine
        • G43.80 Other migraine, not intractable
          • G43.801 Other migraine, not intractable, with status ...
          • G43.809 Other migraine, not intractable, without stat...
        • G43.81 Other migraine, intractable
          • G43.811 Other migraine, intractable, with status migr...
          • G43.819 Other migraine, intractable, without status m...
        • G43.82 Menstrual migraine, not intractable
          • G43.821 Menstrual migraine, not intractable, with sta...
          • G43.829 Menstrual migraine, not intractable, without ...
        • G43.83 Menstrual migraine, intractable
          • G43.831 Menstrual migraine, intractable, with status ...
          • G43.839 Menstrual migraine, intractable, without stat...
      • G43.9 Migraine, unspecified
        • G43.90 Migraine, unspecified, not intractable
          • G43.901 Migraine, unspecified, not intractable, with ...
          • G43.909 Migraine, unspecified, not intractable, witho...
        • G43.91 Migraine, unspecified, intractable
          • G43.911 Migraine, unspecified, intractable, with stat...
          • G43.919 Migraine, unspecified, intractable, without s...
    G43.-
    )
  • myalgia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.1

    Myalgia

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Myofascial pain syndrome
    Type 1 Excludes
    M79.1
    )
  • pain from prosthetic devices, implants, and grafts (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.84

    Pain due to cardiac and vascular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 - Revised Code 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T82.84
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T83.84

    Pain due to genitourinary prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 - Revised Code 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T83.84
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T84.84

    Pain due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T84.84
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.84

    Pain due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T85.84-
    )
  • phantom limb syndrome with pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G54.6

    Phantom limb syndrome with pain

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    G54.6
    )
  • vulvar vestibulitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N94.810

    Vulvar vestibulitis

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    N94.810
    )
  • vulvodynia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N94.81

    Vulvodynia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    N94.81-
    )
The following code(s) above G89 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to G89:
  • G00-G99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to G89:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G89
G83.34 …… affecting left nondominant side
G83.4 Cauda equina syndrome
G83.5 Locked-in state
G83.8 Other specified paralytic syndromes
G83.81 Brown-Séquard syndrome
G83.82 Anterior cord syndrome
G83.83 Posterior cord syndrome
G83.84 Todd's paralysis (postepileptic)
G83.89 Other specified paralytic syndromes
G83.9 Paralytic syndrome, unspecified
G89 Pain, not elsewhere classified
G89.0 Central pain syndrome
G89.1 Acute pain, not elsewhere classified
G89.11 Acute pain due to trauma
G89.12 Acute post-thoracotomy pain
G89.18 Other acute postprocedural pain
G89.2 Chronic pain, not elsewhere classified
G89.21 Chronic pain due to trauma
G89.22 Chronic post-thoracotomy pain
G89.28 Other chronic postprocedural pain
G89.29 Other chronic pain

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