2022 ICD-10-CM Code G89

Pain, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G89
Short Description:Pain, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Pain, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Pain, not elsewhere classified (G89)

G89 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pain, not elsewhere classified. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Pain, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like G89 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pain, not elsewhere classified:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.0 for Central pain syndrome
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G89.1 for Acute pain, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.11 for Acute pain due to trauma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.12 for Acute post-thoracotomy pain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.18 for Other acute postprocedural pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G89.2 for Chronic pain, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.21 for Chronic pain due to trauma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.22 for Chronic post-thoracotomy pain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.28 for Other chronic postprocedural pain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.29 for Other chronic pain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.3 for Neoplasm related pain (acute) (chronic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G89.4 for Chronic pain syndrome

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G89:


Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Pain

Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, pelvis, or you may feel pain all over.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. If you never felt pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment.

There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic pain. Chronic pain lasts for a long time, and can cause severe problems.

Pain is not always curable, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on the cause and type of pain. There are drug treatments, including pain relievers. There are also non-drug treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)