ICD-10-CM Code S06.0X9

Concussion with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.0X9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of concussion with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.0X9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of base of skull, closed fracture of base of skull with concussion, closed fracture of vault of skull, closed fracture of vault of skull with concussion, closed fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury, concussion injury of cerebrum, etc

ICD-10:S06.0X9
Short Description:Concussion with loss of consciousness of unsp duration
Long Description:Concussion with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S06.0X9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Concussion NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S06.0X9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Closed fracture of base of skull
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with concussion
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull with concussion
  • Closed fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Concussion injury of cerebrum
  • Concussion with 1-24 hours loss of consciousness
  • Concussion with less than 1 hour loss of consciousness
  • Concussion with loss of consciousness
  • Concussion with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Concussion with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness without return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Open fracture of vault of skull
  • Open fracture of vault of skull with concussion
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Intracranial injury (S06)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Concussion

A concussion is a type of brain injury. It involves a short loss of normal brain function. It happens when a hit to the head or body causes your head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in your brain. Sometimes it can also stretch and damage your brain cells.

Sometimes people call a concussion a "mild" brain injury. It is important to understand that while concussions may not be life-threatening, they can still be serious.

Concussions are a common type of sports injury. Other causes of concussions include blows to the head, bumping your head when you fall, being violently shaken, and car accidents.

Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away; they may start days or weeks after the injury. Symptoms may include a headache or neck pain. You may also have nausea, ringing in your ears, dizziness, or tiredness. You may feel dazed or not your normal self for several days or weeks after the injury. Consult your health care professional if any of your symptoms get worse, or if you have more serious symptoms such as

  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Drowsiness or inability to wake up
  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away
  • Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness

To diagnose a concussion, your health care provider will do a physical exam and will ask about your injury. You will most likely have a neurological exam, which checks your vision, balance, coordination, and reflexes. Your health care provider may also evaluate your memory and thinking. In some cases, you may also have a scan of the brain, such as a CT scan or an MRI. A scan can check for bleeding or inflammation in the brain, as well as skull fractures.

Most people recover fully after a concussion, but it can take some time. Rest is very important after a concussion because it helps the brain to heal. In the very beginning, you may need to limit physical activities or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games. Doing these may cause concussion symptoms (such as headache or tiredness) to come back or get worse. Then when your health care provider says that it is ok, you can start to return to your normal activities slowly.

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