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Summary of changes to Delen COVID-19 Standards: July 2020

Published: June 2020

Dear Colleague,

Following discussions with data analysts we have made changes to the sequencing of COVID-19 (U07.1 Emergency use of U07.1 and U07.2 Emergency use of U07.2) with codes for unrelated conditions. This will ensure that time series analysis can continue to effectively identify the main condition treated or investigated during the relevant episode of healthcare, even where COVID-19 is treated but is not necessarily considered the main condition by the responsible consultant.

The sequencing of U07.1 and U07.2 must be in line with DGCS.1: Primary Diagnosis and applies to episodes ending on or after 01 July 2020.

The COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance has been updated to reflect the changes and are outlined in the attached document. Red strikethrough indicates what has been deleted and blue underline indicates what has been added.

Kind regards

Terminology & Classifications Delivery Service

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