Billable Medical Code for Head Injury, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 959.01
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 959.01.
The Short Description Is: Head injury NOS.
Closed head injury is also known as calcified haematoma of head, calcified hematoma of head (disorder), cerebral trauma, closed head injury, closed injury of head, dementia due to head trauma, dementia due to head trauma w behavioral disturbance, dementia due to head trauma with behavioral disturbance, dementia due to head trauma without behavioral disturbance, dementia due to head trauma wo behavioral disturbance, head injury, head trauma, hematoma cephalic, calcified, and injury of head.
Closed Head Injury Definition and Symptoms
Closed head injuries range from mild to very severe traumatic brain injuries. The most common closed head injury is a concussion. Symptoms of a mild closed head injury include headaches, confusion, memory problems, and nausea. Severe brain damage can lead to coma or death.