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ICD-10 Codes for Acute, Chronic Pain

Question: For diagnosis coding purposes, what is the difference between acute and chronic pain? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: Acute pain typically lasts less than three to six months and can be directly related to tissue damage or associated with a recent accident, injury or surgery. Normally, acute pain disappears when the underlying cause of the pain has been treated or has healed. ICD-10 [...]

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