I cannot seem to find this..what is the time frame that you can code a fall? I have a patient who fell roughly 3 weeks ago, has never been seen for it but comes into the ER with back pain related to the fall three weeks ago? Can I still use an E-code for this? I coded this as a fall but had a senior coder inform me that I can not do this? Is there a time frame on falls and how they are reported? If she has never been seen for this to my understanding you can code this as a fall?