2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07.9

Chest pain, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • R07.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM R07.9 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R07.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 R07.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above R07.9 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 R07.9:
  • R00-R99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R07
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R07

    Pain in throat and chest

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    Pain in throat and chest
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chest pain
  • Chest pain on exertion
  • Chest pain, localized
  • Exertional chest pain
  • Localized chest pain
Clinical Information
  • Chest pain.
  • Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including
    • heart problems, such as angina
    • panic attacks
    • digestive problems, such as heartburn or esophagus disorders
    • sore muscles
    • lung diseases, such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pulmonary embolism
    • costochondritis - an inflammation of joints in your chest
    some of these problems can also be serious. Get immediate medical care if you have chest pain that does not go away, crushing pain or pressure in the chest, or chest pain along with nausea, sweating, dizziness or shortness of breath. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain.
  • Pain in the chest.
  • Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
  • Sensation of unpleasant feeling indicating potential or actual damage to some body structure felt in the chest.
ICD-10-CM R07.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 313 Chest pain

Convert R07.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to R07.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R52
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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 (R51.9)
    • 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)
  • Type 2 Excludes: G89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G89

    Pain, not elsewhere classified

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    Code Also
    • related psychological factors associated with pain (F45.42)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • generalized pain NOS (R52)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    • pain NOS (R52)
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R07.9:
  • Pain(s) R52
    - see also Painful
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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 (R51.9)
    • 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)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R07.9
R06.89 Other abnormalities of breathing
R06.9 Unspecified abnormalities of breathing
R07 Pain in throat and chest
R07.0 Pain in throat
R07.1 Chest pain on breathing
R07.2 Precordial pain
R07.8 Other chest pain
R07.81 Pleurodynia
R07.82 Intercostal pain
R07.89 Other chest pain
R07.9 Chest pain, unspecified
R09 Other symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory system
R09.0 Asphyxia and hypoxemia
R09.01 Asphyxia
R09.02 Hypoxemia
R09.1 Pleurisy
R09.2 Respiratory arrest
R09.3 Abnormal sputum
R09.8 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
R09.81 Nasal congestion
R09.82 Postnasal drip

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