Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 959.01
Head injury, unspecified
  • Short description: Head injury NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 959.01 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 959.01 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 959.01.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 959.01: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 959.01 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S09.8XXA Other specified injuries of head, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S09.90XA Unspecified injury of head, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • 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 muscle injury
  • Head tendon injury
  • Head trauma
  • Hematoma, cephalic, calcified
  • Injury of head
  • Injury of muscle of head
  • Injury of tendon of head
  • Open head injury
  • Open injury of head
  • Traumatic head injury
959.01 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 959.01:
  • Injury 959.9
    • head NEC 959.01
      • with
        • loss of consciousness 850.5
        • skull fracture - see Fracture, skull, by site
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