Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 801.42
Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury of other and unspecified nature with brief (less than one hour) loss of consciousness
  • Short description: Cl skul base fx-brf coma.
  • ICD-9-CM 801.42 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 801.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 801.42.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 801.42: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
801.42 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S02.10XA Unspecified fracture of base of skull, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.891A Other specified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.892A Other specified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.9X1A Unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.9X2A Unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, initial encounter
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