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.
Head trauma 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. This excludes concussion (850.0-850.9) and with head injury NOS (850.0-850.9).
Head Trauma Definition and Symptoms
Head trauma is a broad term used to refer to any injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The severity of the head injuries range from very minor, such as a bump on the head, to severe, such as a concussion. Symptoms of head injuries depend on the type of injury that is present. Head trauma is one of the most common causes of death in the U.S.A.