ICD-10-CM Code S06.389

Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.389 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 of unspecified duration. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.389 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brain contusion with open intracranial wound, with 1-24 hours loss of consciousness, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound and brief loss of consciousness , brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound and loss of consciousness, brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound and moderate loss of consciousness , brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound, etc

ICD-10:S06.389
Short Description:Contus/lac/hem brainstem w LOC of unsp duration
Long Description:Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration

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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S06.389:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem NOS

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 1-24 hours loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound AND brief loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound AND loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion with open intracranial wound AND moderate loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with brief loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with concussion
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem contusion without open intracranial wound AND with moderate loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem hemorrhage
  • Brain stem hemorrhage
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound AND brief loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound AND loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound AND moderate loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound AND with brief loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound AND with loss of consciousness
  • Brain stem laceration without open intracranial wound AND with moderate loss of consciousness
  • Focal injury of brainstem
  • Focal laceration of brainstem
  • Focal non-hemorrhagic contusion of brainstem
  • Focal traumatic hematoma of brainstem
  • Focal traumatic hemorrhage of brainstem
  • Hematoma of brain
  • Intraparenchymal hematoma of brain
  • Open hindbrain contusion
  • Primary traumatic hemorrhage of brainstem
  • Secondary traumatic hemorrhage of brainstem
  • Traumatic hemorrhage of brainstem

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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