2022 ICD-10-CM Code S06.5

Traumatic subdural hemorrhage

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S06.5
Short Description:Traumatic subdural hemorrhage
Long Description:Traumatic subdural hemorrhage

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Intracranial injury (S06)

S06.5 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic subdural hemorrhage. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

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:

Specific Coding for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage

Non-specific codes like S06.5 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for traumatic subdural hemorrhage:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X0 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage without loss of consciousness
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X0A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X0D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X0S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X1 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X1A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X1D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X1S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X2 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X2A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X2D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X2S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X3 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X3A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X3D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X3S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X4 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X4A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X4D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X4S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X5 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X5A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X5D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X5S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X6 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X6A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X6D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X6S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X7 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury before regaining consciousness
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X7A for initial encounter
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X8 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause before regaining consciousness
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X8A for initial encounter
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S06.5X9 for Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X9A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X9D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S06.5X9S for sequela

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S06.5:


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The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Information for Patients


Traumatic Brain Injury

What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain. It may happen when there is a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. This is a closed head injury. A TBI can also happen when an object penetrates the skull. This is a penetrating injury.

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Concussions are a type of mild TBI. The effects of a concussion can sometimes be serious, but most people completely recover in time. More severe TBI can lead to serious physical and psychological symptoms, coma, and even death.

What causes traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

The main causes of TBI depend on the type of head injury:

Some accidents such as explosions, natural disasters, or other extreme events can cause both closed and penetrating TBI in the same person.

Who is at risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Certain groups are at higher risk of TBI:

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

The symptoms of TBI depend on the type of injury and how serious the brain damage is.

The symptoms of mild TBI can include

If you have a moderate or severe TBI, you may have those same symptoms. You may also have other symptoms such as

How is traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosed?

If you have a head injury or other trauma that may have caused a TBI, you need to get medical care as soon as possible. To make a diagnosis, your health care provider

What are the treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

The treatments for TBI depend on many factors, including the size, severity, and location of the brain injury.

For mild TBI, the main treatment is rest. If you have a headache, you can try taking over-the-counter pain relievers. It is important to follow your health care provider's instructions for complete rest and a gradual return to your normal activities. If you start doing too much too soon, it may take longer to recover. Contact your provider if your symptoms are not getting better or if you have new symptoms.

For moderate to severe TBI, the first thing health care providers will do is stabilize you to prevent further injury. They will manage your blood pressure, check the pressure inside your skull, and make sure that there is enough blood and oxygen getting to your brain.

Once you are stable, the treatments may include

Some people with TBI may have permanent disabilities. A TBI can also put you at risk for other health problems such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Treating these problems can improve your quality of life.

Can traumatic brain injury (TBI) be prevented?

There are steps you can take to prevent head injuries and TBIs:


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)