Valid for Submission
S08.89XS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of traumatic amputation of other parts of head, sequela. The code S08.89XS 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 S08.89XS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of buccal mucosa, avulsion of cheek, avulsion of chin, avulsion of mandible, avulsion of oropharynx , avulsion of preauricular region of face, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S08.89XS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like traumatic amputation of other parts of head. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Avulsion of buccal mucosa
- Avulsion of cheek
- Avulsion of chin
- Avulsion of mandible
- Avulsion of oropharynx
- Avulsion of preauricular region of face
- Avulsion of tonsil
- Traumatic airway disruption
- Traumatic amputation of lip
- Traumatic amputation of part of head
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S08.89XS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S08.89XS 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.
Information for Patients
Also called: Cranial injuries, Skull fractures, Skull injuries
Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.
Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.
Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.
It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- An inability to wake up
- Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
- Loss of coordination
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Head injury - first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Skull fracture (Medical Encyclopedia)
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