Code Requests to Replace Dual Coding

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Where Two Codes are Used - Generate a New Code Request

No common clinical intervention should routinely require more than one code, but occasionally two procedures undertaken at the same attendance may legitimately require two codes to fully describe them. In practice, you should contact the insurer if you are considering using two procedure codes for this reason.

If there is more than one code to describe a common clinical intervention, a new code request should be made so that a new single code may be developed.