Recent Requests

Recent Requests shows all amendment requests that have a submitted, under review, approved, published or rejected status.
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27/08/2014 Colposcopy (+/- biopsy, polypectomy or vulvoscopy) Narrative Change Submitted Vulvoscopy is a minor additional procedure that can be performed with a colposcopy and does not warrant an additional code being used. 0
19/08/2014 Planning for insertion and removal of a radioactive agent (brachytherapy) into prostate tumour Narrative Change Submitted The planning phase for prostate brachytherapy is the same whether high-dose or low-dose therapy is used. This narrative change reflects that and brings the narrative in line with other brachytherapy codes. 0
19/08/2014 Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) - 1 body part Narrative Change Submitted To avoid confusion between MRA and MRI scans and to include the correct acronym 0
19/08/2014 Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) - 2 body parts Narrative Change Submitted To avoid confusion between MRA and MRI scans and to include the correct acronym 0
19/08/2014 Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) - 3 body parts Narrative Change Submitted To avoid confusion between MRA and MRI scans and to include the correct acronym 0
18/08/2014 Custom made prosthetic replacement of knee joint New Code Submitted 0
12/08/2014 Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) Narrative Change Submitted We would consider this minor additional. We have many other codes like this eg. D1530/E1310/F3440/L9510/V1040 0
12/08/2014 Planning for insertion of radioactive agent (brachytherapy) into prostate tumour Narrative Change Submitted Remove 'low dose' to allow code to be used for planning for both low and high dose brachytherapy. Change 'injection' to 'insertion' to align with other codes in range. Remove unacceptable coding combination of BT211 with BT222. 0
11/08/2014 Reconstruction of breast using Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator flap (DIEP) with/out vascularised lymph node transfer (including delayed reconstruction) Narrative Change Submitted Inclusion of 'with/out vascularised lymph node transfer' - this procedure is now starting to be performed with a DIEP flap, and should be considered as a minor additional component rather than adding significantly to theatre time. 0
11/08/2014 Vascularised lymph node transfer as sole procedure New Code Submitted either at the same time as reconstructive surgery with DIEP (see code request 1425) or at a later stage to prevent or manage lymphoedema. 0
07/08/2014 Insertion of suburethral tape (including tension-free vaginal tape or TVT sling) including administration of local anaesthetic by operating surgeon (including cystoscopy) Narrative Change Submitted Insertion of (including tension-free vaginal tape or TVT sling) to ensure clarity that this code is to be used for TVT sling procedures 0
07/08/2014 Microscopically controlled excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue Narrative Change Submitted Moh's Chemosurgery is a very dated term and does not acurrately reflect the treatment being provided. 0
07/08/2014 Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) New Code (old) Submitted 0
06/08/2014 17 ketosteroids New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Downs risk test New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Kell group New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Acetylcholinesterase isoenzymes New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 A1AT genotyping New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Amoebic stool AG New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Anal cytology thin prep New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Tunel test New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Anti HU antibodies New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Anti JO antibodies New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Rabies antibody-immunity New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 SCL 70 New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Antisperm AB S New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Apolipoprotein C3 New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Collagen antibodies New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 21 hydroxylase antibody New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Histamine releasing chronic urticaria New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Bilharzia (schist) fat New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Bilharzia IHA New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Benzene New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Lead ZPP and HB New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 M2-pyruvate kinase New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Amylase isoenzymes New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Myelin basic protein abs New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Lutein New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Borrelia southern blot New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Chromogranin A New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 CD19 lymphocyte count New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 CD20 New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 CD21 New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 CD4 count (helper t lymp) New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 M2-PK New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Carbohydrate deficient gylcoprotein New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Cryptococcal antigen New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Viral PCR (CSF) New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Babesiae parasites New Code (old) Approved 0
06/08/2014 Hepatitis D RNA by PCR New Code (old) Approved 0