Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 338.1
Acute pain
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 338.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Intensely discomforting, distressful, or agonizing sensation associated with trauma or disease, with well-defined location, character, and timing.
  • Pain that comes on quickly, can be severe, but lasts a relatively short time.
  • Physical suffering or distress; to hurt.
  • Severe pain of limited duration
  • Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage (international association for the study of pain); sudden or slow onset of any intensity from mild to severe with an anticipated or predictable end and a duration of less than 6 months
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 338.1 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.