ICD-10-CM Code S06.385

Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.385 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.385 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brain contusion with open intracranial wound, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound and loss of consciousness, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound and prolonged loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level, brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound, brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound and with loss of consciousness, etc

ICD-10:S06.385
Short Description:Contus/lac/hem brainstem w LOC >24 hr w ret consc lev
Long Description:Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level

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

Synonyms

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

  • Brain contusion with open intracranial wound, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound AND loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound AND prolonged loss of consciousness AND return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with prolonged loss of consciousness AND return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound AND loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound AND prolonged loss of consciousness AND return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound AND with loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound AND with prolonged loss of consciousness AND return to pre-existing conscious level

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


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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