What fall-from-ladder ICD codes can I use?
If you’re looking for fall-from-ladder ICD codes, there are only three to pick from:
- W11.XXXA - Fall on and from ladder, initial encounter
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have suffered a fall from a ladder. This code has the initial encounter label, which means that the patient is being given active treatment for it.
- W11.XXXD - Fall on and from ladder, subsequent encounter
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have suffered a fall from a ladder. This code has the subsequent encounter label, meaning that the patient is in recovery and still being given active care.
- W11.XXXS - Fall on and from ladder, sequela
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have suffered a fall from a ladder. This code has the sequela label, which means the patient is dealing with the aftereffects of the fall from the ladder. Since it has the sequela label, this ICD code must be accompanied by two other codes: one should specify the sequela’s nature, and the other should describe its effects.
Are these fall-from-ladder ICD codes billable?
Yes. All three of these fall from ladder-related ICD codes are valid and billable.
Clinical information about falls from ladders:
Falling from a ladder is a terrible accident that can lead to terrible outcomes, so it’s always best for people who climb a ladder to ensure that it is positioned correctly and securely. It’s also good to have someone at the bottom of the ladder to stabilize it and catch someone just in case the person climbing the ladder falls.
A person falling from a ladder may suffer various injuries, depending on how high they were while climbing and how they’re positioned as they fall and land. They might suffer fractures, cuts, and bruises. They might sprain/strain their muscles, break their bones, and suffer neck/traumatic brain injuries. At worst, they might become paralyzed or even die on the spot.
- Fall from ladder
- Fall on ladder