2022 ICD-10-CM Code S06.A1XA

Traumatic brain compression with herniation, initial encounter

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S06.A1XA
Short Description:Traumatic brain compression with herniation, init
Long Description:Traumatic brain compression with herniation, initial encounter

Code Classification

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

S06.A1XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of traumatic brain compression with herniation, initial encounter. The code S06.A1XA is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code S06.A1XA describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

S06.A1XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like traumatic brain compression with herniation. 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:

New 2022 ICD-10 Code

S06.A1XA is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2022, effective October 1, 2021. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2021. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022).

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Replacement Code

S06A1XA replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Code History