Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 787.1
Heartburn
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 787.1 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 787.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • HearTBurn
Clinical Information
  • Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.if you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have gerd. But you can have gerd without having heartburn.pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol, and some medications can bring on heartburn. Treating heartburn is important because over time reflux can damage the esophagus. Over-the-counter medicines may help. If the heartburn continues, you may need prescription medicines or surgery. If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack. Get help immediately.
  • Substernal pain or burning sensation, usually associated with regurgitation of gastric juice into the esophagus.
787.1 Excludes
  • dyspepsia or indigestion (536.8)
Applies To
  • Pyrosis
  • Waterbrash
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 787.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R12 Heartburn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 787.1:
  • Brash (water) 787.1
  • Heartburn 787.1
  • Pyrosis 787.1
  • Waterbrash 787.1
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 787.1 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.