Valid for Submission
S09.0XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter. The code S09.0XXA 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 S09.0XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury of artery of head and neck, injury of blood vessels of head and/or neck, injury of extracranial vessel of head, injury of multiple blood vessels of head, injury of multiple blood vessels of head and/or neck , injury of vein of head and neck, etc.
S09.0XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like injury of blood vessels of head not elsewhere classified. 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.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Injury of artery of head and neck
- Injury of blood vessels of head AND/OR neck
- Injury of extracranial vessel of head
- Injury of multiple blood vessels of head
- Injury of multiple blood vessels of head AND/OR neck
- Injury of vein of head and neck
- Multiple injuries of head
- Traumatic injury of blood vessel of head
Convert S09.0XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S09.0XXA 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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