ICD-10-CM Code S06.389A

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

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S06.389A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.389A 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:S06.389A
Short Description:Contus/lac/hem brainstem w LOC of unsp duration, init
Long Description:Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter

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

Convert S06.389A to ICD-9

  • 851.46 - Cerebell contus-coma NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 851.66 - Cerebel lacerat-coma NOS (Approximate Flag)

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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