Billable Medical Code for Gout, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 274.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 274.9.
The Short Description Is: Gout NOS.
Gout is also known as gout.
Gout Definition and Symptoms
Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by increased levels of uric acid in the blood, joints, and tissue that irritate them and cause them to become red and inflamed. Men who drink alcohol are the most likely to get gout however anyone can be affected. Symptoms of gout include repeated episodes of joint pain, pain that starts suddenly, throbbing pain in the joint, join appears red and is warm to the touch, and a fever may be present.