ICD-10 Code S06.330

Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.330 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S06.330
Short Description:Contusion and laceration of cereb, w/o loss of consciousness
Long Description:Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness

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

  • S06.330A - Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness, initial encounter
  • S06.330D - Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness, subsequent encounter
  • S06.330S - Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, without loss of consciousness, sequela

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 mandated 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 Medical Professionals

Synonyms

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

  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND concussion
  • Cerebral laceration and contusion
  • Closed cerebral contusion
  • Closed fracture of base of skull
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Contusion of brain with open intracranial wound
  • Contusion of cerebral cortex
  • Contusion of cerebrum
  • Cortex contusion with open intracranial wound
  • Cortex contusion with open intracranial wound AND concussion
  • Focal non-hemorrhagic contusion of cerebrum
  • Open cerebral contusion
  • Open cerebral contusion
  • Open fracture of base of skull
  • Open fracture of base of skull with cerebral laceration AND contusion
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open fracture of vault of skull
  • Open fracture of vault of skull with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury

Information for Patients


Traumatic Brain Injury

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:

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Dilated eye pupils

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.