Billable Medical Code for Chronic Pain
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 338.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 338.2.
This excludes causalgia (355.9), lower limb (355.71), upper limb (354.4), chronic pain syndrome (338.4), myofascial pain syndrome (729.1), neoplasm related chronic pain (338.3), and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (337.20-337.29).
Chronic Pain Syndrome Definition and Symptoms
Chronic pain syndrome is a very common problem and is characterized by persistent pain in one or more parts of the body with no clear cause. Symptoms may include mild to severe pain that will not go away, soreness, tightness, fatigue, changes in mood, shooting pain, and depression.