ICD-10-CM Code S06.5X9
Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration
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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code S06.5X9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'traum subdr hem w loss of consciousness of unsp duration' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code S065 is used to code Subdural hematoma
A subdural hematoma (American spelling) or subdural haematoma (British spelling), also known as a subdural haemorrhage (SDH), is a type of hematoma, usually associated with traumatic brain injury. Blood gathers between the dura mater, and the brain. Usually resulting from tears in bridging veins which cross the subdural space, subdural hemorrhages may cause an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP), which can cause compression of and damage to delicate brain tissue. Subdural hematomas are often life-threatening when acute. Chronic subdural hematomas, however, have a better prognosis if properly managed.
|MeSH Codes:||D006408, D006408|
|ICD 9 Codes:||852.2, 432.1|
Subdural hematoma as marked by the arrow with significant midline shift
Coding Notes for S06.5X9 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.
- Traumatic subdural hemorrhage NOS
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Traumatic intracranial subdural hematoma with brief loss of consciousness (disorder)
- Subdural hemorrhage following injury without open intracranial wound AND with moderate loss of consciousness (1-24 hours) (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
- Possible requirement for an external cause code