Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting (IPG343)
The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee has considered this procedure and NICE has now issued a consultation document about its safety and efficacy. This has been issued for 4 weeks’ public consultation (until 5pm on 21st March 2014)
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Endoscopic vein harvest is a minimally invasive procedure undertaken through keyhole surgery to collect a section of vein usually from the leg to act as a graft for the heart operation.
One of the following OPCS-4 codes is used to classify the coronary artery bypass grafting with a saphenous vein graft, depending on the number of arteries replaced:
K40.1 Saphenous vein graft replacement of one coronary artery
K40.2 Saphenous vein graft replacement of two coronary arteries
K40.3 Saphenous vein graft replacement of three coronary arteries
K40.4 Saphenous vein graft replacement of four or more coronary arteries
K40.8 Other specified saphenous vein graft replacement of coronary artery
K40.9 Unspecified saphenous vein graft replacement of coronary artery
The endoscopic harvest of the saphenous vein is not coded in addition as this is implicit in the saphenous vein graft replacement code.
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
- IPG343 Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: guidance (web format)
- IPG343 Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: consultation comments
- Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting - Interventional Procedures Overview
- Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting (interventional procedures overview)
- endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting; consultation document
This page was last updated: 21 February 2014
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- IPG343 Triniaeth twll clo i gynaeafu gwythïen saffenaidd ar gyfer grafftiad i ddargyfeirio'r rhydwelïau coronaidd (fformat MS Word)
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