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  • Clinical Coding Standard Proposal Consultation - Multiple therapeutic endoscopic procedures

    Published: February 2020

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    A new standard consultation is available for review until 1st May 2020. 

    We welcome your comments and feedback so please access the consultation via our Consultation area on Delen.

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • SNOMED CT to OPCS-4.9 Mapping File Patch Release

    Published: February 2020

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    Background

    The SNOMED CT UK Edition files which include the SNOMED CT to OPCS-4.9 mapping files will be published on 1 April 2020, which is the same date that OPCS-4.9 is implemented for use in consultant episodes which finish on or after 1 April 2020.

    In previous revisions of OPCS-4 (for example 4.8 in 2017, 4.7 in 2014), the SNOMED CT UK Edition release (including the mapping files) have been available as an early release by the second week in March. However, due to a range of factors that have affected the release of the April 2020 UK Edition of SNOMED CT, the mapping files will not be available until the scheduled SNOMED CT UK Edition Release on 1 April 2020.

    Following a review of options to provide the mapping files earlier, we are preparing an interim workaround which will provide SNOMED CT to OPCS-4.9 maps four weeks prior to implementation. This was presented at the SNOMED CT Implementation Forum on 4 February 2020 with no issues raised.

    Workaround

    By 2 March 2020, we will publish on TRUD an interim 28.1.2 patch release of the SNOMED CT to OPCS-4.9 map (single Snapshot file only). If suppliers apply this patch data on top of the existing 28.0.0 (October 2019), that is remove one Snapshot file and replace it with a later-dated identical one, this will allow affected Trusts to mostly comply with the OPCS-4.9 mandate. Full compliance will be achieved by rolling out 29.0.0 (April 2020) when available.

    There are 223 new four-character codes in OPCS-4.9, all of which can be reached in this 2 March 2020 patch release. Some of the new OPCS-4.9 codes have been added as alternative map targets for existing (October 2019) concepts. However, it is important to note that for the April 2020 release, some of the new OPCS-4.9 codes will be reached via maps attached to new and more appropriate SNOMED CT concepts.

    Note: In our mapping technical and implementation guidance we advise that not all OPCS-4 and ICD-10 codes can be reached from SNOMED CT concepts. We, therefore, recommend that providers of systems and applications which incorporate SNOMED CT include the classification Codes and Titles and Metadata files to facilitate manual input of codes where these are not reached from a SNOMED CT concept.

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    Terminology & Classifications Delivery Service

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    By John Ramsden 2 years ago

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  • SNOMED CT Awareness for Clinical Coders

    Published: February 2020

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    A SNOMED CT awareness for clinical coders presentation is available in the Resource Library on Delen. This presentation provides an overview of the differences in the structure, content and uses of SNOMED CT compared with the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 classifications and how these three NHS Information Standards can be linked via the classification maps. The content may be useful for novice coders, those working toward the National Clinical Coding Qualification or coders who wish to gain a basic understanding of how a SNOMED CT enabled Electronic Patient Record (EPR) may inform the classification coded record.

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • High Cost Drugs

    Published: February 2020

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    From April 2020 High Cost Drugs OPCS-4 codes will no longer be required for National Cost Collection or the NHS National Tariff Payment System, with the exception of High Cost Drugs OPCS-4 codes X83.3 Fibrinolytic drugs Band 1 and X90.4 Intravenous nutrition Band 1

    The National Tariff High Cost Drugs List and associated High Cost Drugs Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance will no longer be issued from April 2020. The previous National Tariff High Cost Drugs List will remain available on the Publications & Resources page on Delen, should Trusts wish to collect this data for local purposes.

    PRule 10: National Tariff High Cost Drugs List and PCSX22: High Cost Drugs (X81-X98) have been deleted from the National Clinical Coding Standards OPCS-4 reference book (2020). See the OPCS-4.9 Supplementary Information and the National Clinical Coding Standards reference books for full information on the changes to the standards.

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • Query Resolution Database Update

    The resolution to UID 5782 has been removed and replaced with UID 12767.

    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • National Clinical Coding Standards ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Reference Books (2020)

    Published: February 2020

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    The National Clinical Coding Standards ICD-10 and OPCS-4 reference books for use from 1 April 2020, the OPCS-4.9 Supplementary Information and OPCS-4.9 Key Learning Points are available for download from the Publications & Resources page on Delen

    The OPCS-4.9 Classification content and the OPCS-4 and ICD-10 Reference Books will be available in the Classifications Browser and will be made available on TRUD for addition into the eVersion shortly. Further communications will be issued when they are available.

     

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • 2020/21 CCAP / CCTP Training Schedule

    Published: February 2020

    Dear Colleague,

    The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service is pleased to confirm that our full 2020/21 training schedule is now available on Delen. The training schedule covers the following events:

    Please access the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme and/or the Clinical Coding Trainer Programme via the hyperlinks above for more information.

    CCAP and CCTP Assessment Day applicants must refer to the current CCAP and CCTP Handbooks (2019/20) available on Delen whilst initially preparing their Assessment Day applications. 

    The 2020/21 Handbooks will be released on Delen on 1 April 2020 and candidates will then need to refer to the updated Handbooks when preparing/studying for the Assessment Day itself, although it’s anticipated that any changes to their content will be minimal.

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • Coding Clinic February 2020: Vaping related disorder and novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Published: February 2020

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    Following two WHO emergency meetings and subsequent correspondence with the World Health Organisation Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Collaborating Centres, official guidance for the coding of vaping related disorder and novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the NHS in England has been published in the latest Coding Clinic and is available to download from the Publications and Resources page on Delen. 

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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