Valid for Submission
S06.890A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness, initial encounter. The code S06.890A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S06.890A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like basal ganglia hemorrhage, cerebral compression due to injury, complex wound of head with avulsive loss of part of skull and cranial contents, hemorrhage into meningeal space of neuraxis, intracranial foreign body , intracranial hematoma following injury, etc.
S06.890A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like other specified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The code S06.890A is linked to some Quality Measures as part of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP). When this code is used as part of a patient's medical record the following Quality Measures might apply: Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization Of Ct For Minor Blunt Head Trauma For Patients Aged 2 Through 17 Years.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Basal ganglia hemorrhage
- Cerebral compression due to injury
- Complex wound of head with avulsive loss of part of skull and cranial contents
- Hemorrhage into meningeal space of neuraxis
- Intracranial foreign body
- Intracranial hematoma following injury
- Intracranial hemorrhage following injury
- Middle meningeal hemorrhage following injury
- Open fracture of vault of skull
- Open fracture of vault of skull with intracranial hemorrhage
- Open skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
- Traumatic hemorrhage of basal ganglia
Convert S06.890A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S06.890A its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Quality Payment Program Measures
When code S06.890A is part of the patient's diagnoses the following Quality Measures apply and affect reimbursement. The objective of Medicare's Quality Measures is to improve patient care by making it more: effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable.
|Quality Measure||Description||Quality Domain||Measure Type||High Priority||Submission Methods|
|Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization of CT for Minor Blunt Head Trauma for Patients Aged 2 Through 17 Years||Percentage of emergency department visits for patients aged 2 through 17 years who presented with a minor blunt head trauma who had a head CT for trauma ordered by an emergency care provider who are classified as low risk according to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) prediction rules for traumatic brain injury.||Efficiency and Cost Reduction||Efficiency||YES||Claims, Registry|
Information for Patients
Traumatic Brain Injury
Also called: Acquired brain injury, TBI
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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