Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease (IPG288)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease.
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It is sometimes associated with other complications such as skin rashes and arthritis. In extracorporeal photopheresis blood is removed from the patient, then the white blood cells are separated from the whole blood, treated with ultraviolet light and re-infused into the patient.
In addition a code from category K50.- Crohn disease [regional enteritis] would be assigned.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding
- IPG288 Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease: guidance (web format)
- IPG288 Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease: guidance
- IPG288 Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease: understanding NICE guidance
- IPG288 Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease: understanding NICE guidance (MS Word format)
- IPG288 Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease: consultation comments
- Interventional procedures consultation document - extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease
- Overview of extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease
This page was last updated: 18 October 2012
- Web format
- Full Guidance (PDF)
- IPG288 Trin afiechyd Crohn gan ddefnyddio celloedd gwyn y gwaed wedi'u trin: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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