ICD-10-CM Code S06.5

Traumatic subdural hemorrhage

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic subdural hemorrhage. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

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

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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