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The codes and narrative listed are those proposed, view the Schedule to see actual approved codes and narratives.

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Date Code Current
Narrative
Proposed
Narrative
Type Current
Status
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change
21/02/2019 7334T Endopredict N/A Inactivate Approved Current code replaced by a new code
21/02/2019 3009G* Gene Panel Myriad Colaris Plus with colorectal high risk panel N/A Inactivate Approved Current code replaced by a new codeCurrent code replaced by a new code
21/02/2019 3009G N/A N/A Inactivate Approved Current code replaced by a new code
21/02/2019 0001T N/A N/A Inactivate Approved Current code replaced by a new code
21/02/2019 3017G N/A B Cell Clonality New Code Approved To replace code already in the Schedule
21/02/2019 3016G N/A Gene Panel Myriad Colaris Plus with colorectal high risk panel New Code Approved To replace code already in the Schedule
20/02/2019 8436B N/A N/A Reinstatement Submitted Code still requiredCode still required
14/02/2019 N/A N/A 5FU Rare mutations (DPD) New Code Submitted Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
14/02/2019 N/A N/A 5FU Common mutations (DPD) New Code Submitted Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
11/02/2019 2080B Blood group and cross match N/A Coding Principles Submitted Request to remove the coding principles as both tests are performed at the same time in order to ensure that fully compatible cross-matched blood is available for the patient during surgery should a transplant be required. This is in line with the national standard Maximum Blood Ordering Schedule which dictates which procedures cross matched blood should be ordered in for based on the likelihood of transfusion being needed.
07/02/2019 3009G* Gene Panel Myriad Colaris Plus with colorectal high risk panel N/A Inactivate Approved System Error
01/02/2019 20130 Exercise ECG (including base line 12 lead ECG and reporting) N/A Coding Principles Approved 1 – Symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations and hypertension often need both an exercise ECG and Echocardiogram to diagnose. As this article shows (https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-disease-overview/cardiac-exercise-stress-testing-what-it-can-and-cannot-tell-you) and in the words of its author Dr Bhatt (professor of medicine at Harvard and chief of Cardiology for the Boston Healthcare System), “An exercise stress test is not 100% accurate—no medical test is, but it helps decide what the next step should be….. it can be used to move the probability up or down of there being coronary artery disease. It can't absolutely rule it out or diagnose it”. A common follow-up test is an Echocardiogram, which is often done on the same day – hence the request to remove the unbundling link between the two codes. 2 – They are materially different tests; the exercise ECG tests for heart rhythm, whereas the Echocardiogram uses Ultrasound to assess the heart structure. The two tests use very different equipment (treadmill vs imaging equipment) and so can not be said to be part and parcel of one another.
31/01/2019 N/A N/A ALCA – Anti-Liver Cytosol (LC1) Antibodies New Code Approved Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
23/01/2019 7334T Endopredict N/A Inactivate Submitted Current code replaced by a new codeReplaced by 6001G. Both are currently active in the schedule.
23/01/2019 N/A N/A There are two existing diagnostic narratives that have the same code 3009G. Request that either one of the below tests is assigned a new unique code: B Cell Clonality Gene Panel Myriad Colaris Plus with colorectal high risk panel New Code Submitted There are two diagnostic narratives that have the same code 3009G. Request that either one of the below tests is assigned a new unique code: B Cell Clonality Gene Panel Myriad Colaris Plus with colorectal high risk panel
22/01/2019 CD019 Bubble study with transthoracic echocardiogram N/A Coding Principles Approved Bubble study does include Echo so should unbundle.
16/01/2019 N/A N/A PET Scan with florbetapir New Code Approved Improves coding structure and adds clarityA specific code is required for the florbetapir/amyvid scan to improve coding structure. This service is currently being assigned a mix of codes including IM057 Pet scan brain IM062 PET/CT scan brain IM101 Amyloid Study IM056 PET scan local.
15/01/2019 3015G N/A Myriad Prolaris New Code Approved Improves coding structure and adds clarityThe current code for Myriad Prolaris is 000T but request this be changed to a code ending in the suffix G in line with other published genetic tests.
14/01/2019 N/A N/A Circulating tumour DNA profile for cancer of unknown primary (Guardant 360) New Code Approved Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
14/01/2019 N/A N/A Circulating tumour DNA profile for colo-rectal cancer (Guardant 360) New Code Approved Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
14/01/2019 N/A N/A Circulating tumour DNA profile for upper gastro-intestinal cancer (Guardant 360) New Code Approved Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
11/01/2019 N/A N/A Circulating tumour DNA profile for breast cancer (Guardant 360) New Code Approved Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
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