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ICD-10-CM Code W94.11
Exposure to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code W94.11 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'exposure to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:


7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A W94.11XA initial encounter
D W94.11XD subsequent encounter
S W94.11XS sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • This is an external cause code for use in a secondary position

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W94.11 - Exposure to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W94.11. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.

Range disease (W94.11)
Mountain sickness (W94.11)
Alpine sickness (W94.11)
Altitude sickness (W94.11)
Andes disease (W94.11)

Parent Code: W94.1 - Exposure to prolonged low air pressure

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/W9411