ICD-10-CM Code S09.0XXA

Injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S09.0XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 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

ICD-10:S09.0XXA
Short Description:Injury of blood vessels of head, NEC, init
Long Description:Injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • 900.89 - Inj head/neck vessel NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09)

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


Head 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


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