Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 784.1
Throat pain
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 784.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 784.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Pain in throat
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by of marked discomfort in the throat
  • Any kind of inflammatory process of the tonsils, pharynx, or/and larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.
  • Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.you can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:
    • allergies
    • mononucleosis
    • smoking
    • strep throat
    • tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
    treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.
784.1 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 784.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R07.0 Pain in throat
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 784.1:
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • laryngeal 784.1
    • throat 784.1
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