ICD-10-CM Code S06.2
Diffuse traumatic brain injury
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code S06.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of S06.2 that describes the diagnosis 'diffuse traumatic brain injury' in more detail.
- S06.2 Diffuse traumatic brain injury NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X Diffuse traumatic brain injury NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X0 Diffuse traumatic brain injury without loss of consciousness NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X1 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X2 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X3 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X4 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X5 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious levels NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X6 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X7 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury prior to regaining consciousness NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X8 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness NON-BILLABLE
- S06.2X9 Diffuse traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code S062 is used to code Cerebral contusion
Cerebral contusion, Latin contusio cerebri, a form of traumatic brain injury, is a bruise of the brain tissue. Like bruises in other tissues, cerebral contusion can be associated with multiple microhemorrhages, small blood vessel leaks into brain tissue. Contusion occurs in 20–30% of severe head injuries. A cerebral laceration is a similar injury except that, according to their respective definitions, the pia-arachnoid membranes are torn over the site of injury in laceration and are not torn in contusion. The injury can cause a decline in mental function in the long term and in the emergency setting may result in brain herniation, a life-threatening condition in which parts of the brain are squeezed past parts of the skull. Thus treatment aims to prevent dangerous rises in intracranial pressure, the pressure within the skull.
|ICD 9 Code:||851|
CT scan showing cerebral contusions, hemorrhage within the hemispheres, subdural hematoma on the left, and skull fractures
Coding Notes for S06.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Diffuse axonal brain injury
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Traumatic diffuse cerebral edema - instead, use code S06.1X-