AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Jaw Pain

Effective October 1, 2010, a new code has been created for jaw pain, 784.92, Other symptoms involving head and neck, jaw pain. Prior to the creation of this code, jaw pain was indexed to code 526.9, Unspecified disease of the jaws. Jaw pain may be one of several symptoms of a myocardial infarction. Code 526.9 does not correctly describe the scenario for patients who present to the health care center with this type of referred pain; nor does it provide any information regarding the specific problem with the jaw. Since jaw pain is thought to be...

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