How do I request an amendment to the CCSD Schedule?

Depending on the type of amendment you would like to make to the CCSD Schedule, there is a set of requirements that your code request should meet before it can be considered by the CCSD Working Group:

1) A new procedure/diagnostic code request will only be reviewed if it meets one of the following requirements 
 

  • There is no existing code that adequately describes the procedure
  • The amendment request relates to a new test, technology or a substantial variation on an existing procedure/ test/ technology
  • The procedure/ diagnostic test/ technology constitutes a discrete and identifiable service that can be coded and described with reference to the existing framework or schedule and requires specialist input
    There is a clear clinical rationale for the new diagnostic test – i.e what are the medical indications of the test/ what is it testing/measuring

2) A reinstatement request will only be reviewed if it meets one of the following requirements 
 

  • The inactivated code can be found when ticking inactivated codes during your search in the CCSD Schedule
  • You must clearly state why you cannot use any of the existing codes
     


3) A narrative change request will only be reviewed if it meets the following requirement
 

  • It will redefine the procedure/ diagnostic test code into a more specific description


4) The inactivation of a procedure or diagnostic test code request will only be reviewed if it meets the following requirement
 

  • The reasons for the inactivation of procedure/ diagnostic test code are clearly defined and you have identified which existing or new codes will replace the code.
  • The Working Group applies the following principles when reviewing new requests:
  • Should describe a discrete clinical activity;
  • Should provide greater clarity or differentiation between other procedures/diagnostic tests;
  • There should be sufficient or anticipated sufficient volume across the country;
  • Should have proven efficacy and/or benefit to another approach proven through international guidelines;
  • Should be independent of commercial concerns.