Valid for Submission
R07.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chest pain, unspecified. The code R07.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R07.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute chest pain, cardiac chest pain, central chest pain, chest pain, chest pain due to pericarditis , chronic chest pain, etc.
The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine, cardiology , pediatrics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as chest pain.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like R07.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R07.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute chest pain
- Cardiac chest pain
- Central chest pain
- Chest pain
- Chest pain due to pericarditis
- Chronic chest pain
- Crushing chest pain
- Crushing pain
- Left sided chest pain
- Parasternal pain
- Radiating chest pain
- Squeezing chest pain
- Upper chest pain
- CHEST PAIN-. pressure burning or numbness in the chest.
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Information for Patients
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
- Other 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 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.
- Chest pain (Medical Encyclopedia)