Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.0

Pain in throat

    2015 Billable Code

  • R07.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, R07.0 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R07.0. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by of marked discomfort in the throat
  • Any kind of inflammatory process of the tonsils, pharynx, or/and larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.
  • Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.you can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:
    • allergies
    • mononucleosis
    • smoking
    • strep throat
    • tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
    treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.
Description Synonyms
  • Throat pain
Type 1 Excludes
  • chronic sore throat (J31.2)
  • sore throat (acute) NOS (J02.9)
Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM R07.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth & throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM R07.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R07.0: