Valid for Submission
S09.8XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified injuries of head, initial encounter. The code S09.8XXA 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 S09.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of cheek, avulsion of floor of mouth, avulsion of soft palate, avulsion of zygomatic region of cheek, concussion of periodontal ligament , degloving injury of head, etc.
S09.8XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like other specified injuries of head. 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 code S09.8XXA is linked to some Quality Measures as part of Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). When this code is used as part of a patient's medical record the following Quality Measures might apply: Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization Of Ct For Minor Blunt Head Trauma For Patients Aged 2 Through 17 Years.
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:
- Avulsion of cheek
- Avulsion of floor of mouth
- Avulsion of soft palate
- Avulsion of zygomatic region of cheek
- Concussion of periodontal ligament
- Degloving injury of head
- Degloving injury of head and neck
- Foreign body in bone
- Foreign body in jaw bone
- Foreign body in lip
- Foreign body of musculoskeletal structure
- Headache due to external compression of head
- Injury of meniscus of temporomandibular joint
- Injury of periodontal tissue
- Intracranial hemorrhage co-occurrent and due to complex wound of head
- Metal foreign body in cheek
- Metal foreign body in head
- Metal foreign body in lip
- Peripheral nerve injury of head and neck
- Radiation injury of eyelid
- Splinter in face
- Splinter of face, without major open wound
- Transection of salivary duct
- Wood splinter in head
Convert S09.8XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S09.8XXA 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.
Quality Payment Program Measures
When code S09.8XXA is part of the patient's diagnoses the following Quality Measures apply and affect reimbursement. The objective of Medicare's Quality Measures is to improve patient care by making it more: effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable.
|Quality Measure||Description||Quality Domain||Measure Type||High Priority||Submission Methods|
|Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department Utilization of CT for Minor Blunt Head Trauma for Patients Aged 2 Through 17 Years||Percentage of emergency department visits for patients aged 2 through 17 years who presented with a minor blunt head trauma who had a head CT for trauma ordered by an emergency care provider who are classified as low risk according to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) prediction rules for traumatic brain injury.||Efficiency and Cost Reduction||Efficiency||YES||Claims, Registry|
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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