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ICD-10-CM Code S06.6X0
Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage without loss of consciousness

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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 Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S06.6X0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage w/o loss of consciousness' 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
A S06.6X0A initial encounter
D S06.6X0D subsequent encounter
S S06.6X0S sequela

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 S066 is used to code Subarachnoid hemorrhage

A subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), or subarachnoid haemorrhage in British English, is bleeding into the subarachnoid space—the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater surrounding the brain. This may occur spontaneously, usually from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, or may result from head injury.

Specialty: Neurosurgery
MeSH Codes: D013345, D013345, D013345
ICD 9 Codes: 430, 852.0, 852.1

CT scan of the brain showing subarachnoid hemorrhage as a white area in the center and stretching into the sulci to either side (marked by the arrow)

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage following injury with open intracranial wound AND concussion (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

Parent Code: S06.6 - Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S066X0