2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S06.8A8A

Primary blast injury of brain, not elsewhere classified with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter

ICD-10-CM:
S06.8A8A
Short Description:
Prim blst inj brn,NEC LOC w dth d/t oth cause bf consc,init
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

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

S06.8A8A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of primary blast injury of brain, not elsewhere classified with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

S06.8A8A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like primary blast injury of brain not elsewhere classified with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining 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.

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:

  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Replacement Code

S068A8A replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • S06.0X9A - Concussion w loss of consciousness of unsp duration, init

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023