Valid for Submission
S06.0X9D is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of concussion with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, subsequent encounter. The code S06.0X9D is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S06.0X9D 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, concussion injury of cerebrum , concussion with less than 1 hour loss of consciousness, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S06.0X9D is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like concussion with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S06.0X9D are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Intracranial injury (S06). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
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
- Concussion injury of cerebrum
- Concussion with less than 1 hour loss of consciousness
- Concussion with loss of consciousness
- Open fracture of vault of skull
- Open fracture of vault of skull with concussion
- Traumatic brain injury with brief loss of consciousness
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S06.0X9D to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S06.0X9D its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Brain 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
- 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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Concussion (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Concussion - adults - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Concussion - child - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Preventing head injuries in children (Medical Encyclopedia)
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