ICD-10-CM Code S06.9X9A

Unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S06.9X9A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.9X9A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brain injury with open intracranial wound and brief loss of consciousness , brain injury with open intracranial wound and loss of consciousness, brain injury with open intracranial wound and moderate loss of consciousness , brain injury without open intracranial wound and with loss of consciousness, brain injury without open intracranial wound and with moderate loss of consciousness , closed fracture of base of skull, etc

ICD-10:S06.9X9A
Short Description:Unsp intracranial injury w LOC of unsp duration, init
Long Description:Unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND brief loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND moderate loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with moderate loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull
  • Closed fracture of vault of skull with loss of consciousness
  • Injury of intracranial vessel of head
  • Intracranial injury with loss of consciousness
  • Intracranial injury with prolonged coma
  • Intracranial injury with prolonged coma with open wound
  • Intracranial injury with prolonged coma without open wound
  • Open fracture of vault of skull
  • Open fracture of vault of skull with loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Traumatic brain injury with brief loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness one hour or more
  • Traumatic brain injury with moderate loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic brain injury with prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic injury of blood vessel of head
  • Traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage

Convert S06.9X9A to ICD-9

  • 854.06 - Brain inj NEC-coma NOS (Approximate Flag)

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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