ICD-10-CM Code S06.9X0

Unspecified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.9X0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.9X0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brain damage due to hypoxia, brain injury with open intracranial wound, brain injury with open intracranial wound and concussion, brain injury with open intracranial wound and no loss of consciousness, brain injury without open intracranial wound, brain injury without open intracranial wound and with concussion, etc

ICD-10:S06.9X0
Short Description:Unsp intracranial injury without loss of consciousness
Long Description:Unspecified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness

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

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Brain damage due to hypoxia
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND concussion
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND no loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with concussion
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with no loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury, without skull fracture
  • Cerebral decompression injury
  • Cerebral trauma
  • Closed fracture of base of skull
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Crush injury of musculoskeletal structure
  • Crush injury of neurological structure
  • Crushing injury of skull
  • Crushing injury of skull and intracranial contents
  • Decompression sickness type II
  • Epilepsy due to and following traumatic brain injury
  • Injuries of brain and cranial nerves with injuries of nerves and spinal cord at neck level
  • Intracranial injury
  • Intracranial injury, without skull fracture
  • Nitrogen narcosis
  • Open fracture of base of skull
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture of vault of skull
  • Open fracture of vault of skull
  • Open fracture of vault of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Posttraumatic seizure
  • Traumatic AND/OR non-traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury of unknown intent
  • Traumatic brain injury with no loss of consciousness
  • Vertigo due to brain injury

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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