2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S06.37AA

Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum with loss of consciousness status unknown, initial encounter

Short Description:
Contus/lac/hem crblm with LOC status unknown, init
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the head
      • Intracranial injury

S06.37AA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum with loss of consciousness status unknown, initial encounter. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

S06.37AA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like contusion laceration and hemorrhage of cerebellum with loss of consciousness status unknown. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Cerebellar hematoma
  • Cerebellar laceration and contusion
  • Cerebellar laceration with concussion
  • Cerebellar laceration with open intracranial wound
  • Focal brain contusion
  • Focal brain laceration
  • Focal laceration of cerebellum
  • Focal non-hemorrhagic contusion of cerebellum
  • Focal traumatic hematoma of cerebellum
  • Focal traumatic hemorrhage of cerebellum
  • Hematoma of brain
  • Intraparenchymal hematoma of brain
  • Traumatic hemorrhage of cerebellum

Coding Guidelines

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

Replacement Code

S0637AA replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • S06.379A - Contus/lac/hem crblm w LOC of unsp duration, init

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023