Question:My doctor saw a patient for "atypical" chest pain. Which diagnosis code should I use?
Answer: Report 786.59 (Chest pain; other) for atypical chest pain, which can be located in the left chest, abdomen, back or arm. The patient may describe the feeling as fleeting or sharp.
Atypical chest pain is unrelated to exercise and is not relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.