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  • 2021-22 Classifications Training Schedule - COVID-19 Update

    Published: February 2021

    Dear Colleague,

    Following publication of the government’s coronavirus roadmap on 22 February 2021, which in part announced that hotels and other hospitality venues are due to reopen on 17 May, we can confirm that we intend to honour the originally published 2021-22 Classifications Training Schedule. We will of course continue to review matters in line with any alterations to government guidance relating to COVID-19 and communicate any changes as necessary.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Chris Brooke 1 year ago

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  • Update to ICD-10 COVID-19 Standard Post COVID-19 condition (U07.4)

    Published: February 2021

    Dear Colleague,

    Based on feedback received through the product support helpdesk we have updated the COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance section ‘Post COVID-19 condition (U07.4)’. This update ensures that in a long episode where acute COVID-19 and a subsequent post COVID-19 condition are both documented these can be coded.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Victoria Tudge 1 year ago

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  • National Clinical Coding Standards ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Reference Books (2021)

    Published: February 2021

    Dear colleague,

    The National Clinical Coding Standards ICD-10 and OPCS-4 reference books for use from 1 April 2021 are available for download from the Publications & Resources page on Delen.

    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.

    Please note the following:

    • In the OPCS-4 reference book there is reference to Coding Clinic Ref 121: Procedures performed for female pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence which will contain a guidance table with procedures performed for female Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse that are not easily reached using the OPCS-4 Alphabetical Index. This guidance is being finalised and will be published in the next issue of the Coding Clinic.
    • The COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance are referenced within the ICD-10 Reference Book but will remain on Delen for the time being so that we can continue to quickly update the standards to reflect developing clinical knowledge of COVID-19, problems identified from helpdesk resolutions and any changes provided to us by WHO, ensuring you have the most up to date information to aid accurate and timely coding. However, we will be providing the COVID-19 Standards and Guidance in separate downloadable format.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Greg Tait 1 year ago

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  • 2021-22 Trainer Refresher and Trainer Forum course bookings

    Published February 2021

    Dear colleague

    Further to our communication on 25 January 2021, we are now taking bookings for the 2021-22 Trainer Forum events and Trainer Refresher events. Please access the relevant pages for further information about the events, including details of how to apply:

    CCTP Trainer Refresher Course

    CCTP Trainer Forum

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Claire Fennell 1 year ago

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  • Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) Assessment Day 2021-22

    Published: February 2021

    Dear Colleague,
    The spaces on the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) Assessment Day 2021-22 are now all allocated, meaning we are no longer accepting applications.

    Please note, we will operate a CCAP waiting list until close of play Friday 16 April 2021.

    Should any spaces become available due to cancellations, these will be offered on a first come first served basis to those applicants who submit complete and correct documentation.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Chris Brooke 1 year ago

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  • ICD-10 Emergency use codes for COVID-19 (U07.6 and U07.7)

    Published February 2021

    Dear Colleague,

    The following two ICD-10 codes in category U07 are now available for use with immediate effect for episodes ending on or after 01 February 2021. 

    U07.6 Need for immunization against COVID-19

    U07.7 COVID-19 vaccines causing adverse effects in therapeutic use

    These codes must be used with the COVID-19 Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance which have been updated to instruct coders on their use.

    Note that the conditions at codes U07.6 and U07.7 were designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) at categories U11 and U12 for countries that are unable to report codes at four-character level. However, as these categories are not currently included as part of the NHS ICD-10 5th Edition data file, the WHO has agreed that countries which are technically constrained from using the issued three-character categories may utilise available emergency four-character codes already included at U07. Further information is available on the COVID-19 and ICD-10 page on Delen.

    The emergency codes and descriptions and associated COVID-19 clinical coding standards and guidance are available on the COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance page.

    The eVersion shared notes reflecting the code descriptions of the Emergency use codes within categories U06 and U07 released in November 2020 have been updated to include the additional codes at U07.6 and U07.7. The notes can be downloaded from the Classifications Browser and e-Versions page on Delen.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service 

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    By Victoria Tudge 1 year ago

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