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ICD-10-CM Code F07.81
Postconcussional syndrome

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F07.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of postconcussional syndrome. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code F07 is used to code Simple dementia

dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember such that a person's daily functioning is affected. other common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language, and a decrease in motivation. a person's consciousness is not affected. for the diagnosis to be present it must be a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to aging. these diseases also have a significant effect on a person's caregivers.

MeSH Codes: D003704, D003704, D003704, D003704, D003704
ICD 9 Codes: 290, 291, 293, 292, 294

Comparison of a normal aged brain (left) and the brain of a person with Alzheimer's (right). Differential characteristics are pointed out.

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Coding Notes for F07.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Postcontusional syndrome (encephalopathy)
Post-traumatic brain syndrome, nonpsychotic
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify associated post-traumatic headache, if applicable See code G44.3-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Current concussion (brain) - instead, use code S06.0-
Postencephalitic syndrome - instead, use code F07.89

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches with MCC.
  • DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Postconcussion syndrome (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F07.81 - Postconcussional syndrome'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F07.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Postconcussional syndrome (F07.81)
Postcontusional syndrome (F07.81)
Post-traumatic brain syndrome, nonpsychotic (F07.81)
Punch drunk (F07.81)
Encephalosis, posttraumatic (F07.81)


Postconcussion syndrome (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 310.2 was previously used, F07.81 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: F07.8 - Other personality and behavioral disorders due to known physiological condition

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