Valid for Submission
S09.8XXD is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified injuries of head, subsequent encounter. The code S09.8XXD 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 S09.8XXD 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. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S09.8XXD is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like other specified injuries of head. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
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
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S09.8XXD to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S09.8XXD 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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