2021 ICD-10-CM Code S06.2X

Diffuse traumatic brain injury

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S06.2X is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of diffuse traumatic brain injury. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S06.2X
Short Description:Diffuse traumatic brain injury
Long Description:Diffuse traumatic brain injury

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Diffuse traumatic brain injury

Non-specific codes like S06.2X require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for diffuse traumatic brain injury:

  • Use S06.2X0 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury without loss of consciousness NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X0A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X0D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X0S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X1 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X1A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X1D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X1S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X2 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X2A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X2D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X2S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X3 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X3A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X3D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X3S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X4 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X4A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X4D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X4S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X5 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious levels NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X5A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X5D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X5S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X6 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X6A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X6D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X6S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X7 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury prior to regaining consciousness NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X7A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X8 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X8A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X9 for Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X9A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X9D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S06.2X9S for sequela BILLABLE CODE

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 S06.2X are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Traumatic Brain Injury

Also called: Acquired brain injury, TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Military personnel in combat zones are also at risk.

Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:

Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)