Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 803.15
Other closed skull fracture with cerebral laceration and contusion with prolonged (more than 24 hours) loss of consciousness without return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Short description: CL SKUL FX NEC-DEEP COMA.
  • ICD-9-CM 803.15 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 803.15 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 803.15.
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803.15 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S02.91XA Unspecified fracture of skull, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.336A Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.337A Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.338A Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified, with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter
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