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What is the ICD-9 code for rib pain?

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ICD9Data.com reports that rib pain is generally included in the billable medical code ICD-9 786.59, as of 2014. All items under 786.59 are scheduled to change to a new code when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM in October 2015.

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Rib tenderness is also included with 786.59. ICD9Data.com lists 32 variations of chest pain or discomfort symptoms that fall under the 786.59 umbrella, including numerous varieties of chest pain, chest tightness and sternum pain. Breast pain is excluded, as it falls under 611.71: mastodynia. The 2014 translation of ICD-9 to ICD-10 is R07.82: intercostal pain or R07.89: other chest pain.

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