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OPCS-4 Chemotherapy Procurement Codes

Published: May 2022

The OPCS-4 National Clinical Coding Standard PCSX27: Delivery of chemotherapy for neoplasm (X72-X73) states that:

The collection of codes classifying procurement is not required, therefore codes from categories X70 and X71 should not be assigned.

Note that this statement does not prevent the use of procurement codes where trusts wish to do so for local purposes.

This will be clarified in an updated release of the OPCS-4 National Clinical Coding Standards reference book which will be published shortly.

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