ICD-10-CM Code G89.1

Acute pain, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G89.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute pain, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:G89.1
Short Description:Acute pain, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Acute pain, not elsewhere classified

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • G89.11 - Acute pain due to trauma
  • G89.12 - Acute post-thoracotomy pain
  • G89.18 - Other acute postprocedural pain

Code Classification

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

Code History

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

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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