Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 338.18
Other acute postoperative pain
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 338.18 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 338.18 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 338.18 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G89.18 Other acute postprocedural pain
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute postmastectomy pain
  • Acute postoperative pain
  • Internal mammary artery syndrome
  • Limb stump pain
  • Pain after cesarean section, postpartum (after childbirth)
  • Pain due to left breast implant
  • Pain due to left knee arthroplasty
  • Pain due to right breast implant
  • Pain due to right knee arthroplasty
  • Pain postpartum
  • Persistent pain following procedure
  • Post mastectomy pain
  • Post-abdominoperineal resection pain
  • Postcordotomy pain
  • Post-episiotomy pain
  • Post-herniorraphy pain
  • Postherniorrhaphy pain syndrome
  • Postmastectomy pain
  • Post-mastectomy pain
  • Postoperative pain, acute
  • Postpartum pain after cesarean section
  • Postprocedural finding of tenderness
  • Postprocedural testicular pain
  • Post-surgery back pain
  • Post-vasectomy pain
Applies To
  • Postoperative pain NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 338.18:
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • postoperative 338.18
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