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Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, code NNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIntended procedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term717635
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 25/07/2019
Definition:Help on this term

The procedure for which a patient has been placed on an elective surgery waiting list, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
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Format:Help on this termNNN
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ValueMeaning
001Cataract extraction (with or without intra-ocular lens insertion)
002Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic)
003Coronary artery bypass grafting
004Cystoscopy
005Haemorrhoidectomy
006Hysterectomy (abdominal/vaginal/laparoscopic)
007Inguinal herniotomy/herniorrhaphy
008Myringoplasty/tympanoplasty
010Prostatectomy (transurethral or open)
011Septoplasty
012Tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy)
013Total hip replacement
014Total knee replacement
015Varicose veins treatment
016Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets)
017Pressure equalising tubes (grommets) - insertion of
018Abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm - repair/replacement
019Acromioplasty/arthroscopy shoulder/sub acromial decompression
020Adenoidectomy
021Amputation of limb
022Anal fissure - repair of
023Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
024Arthrodesis
025Arthroplasty - revision of
026Arthroscopy
028Axillary node dissection
029Bartholin's abscess drainage
030Bartholin's cyst - removal of
031Bladder neck incision
032Blepharoplasty
033Branchial apparatus remnant - removal of
034Breast lump - excision and/or biopsy
035Breast prosthesis - removal of
036Breast reconstruction
037Breast reduction
038Bunion (hallux valgus) - removal of
039Carotid endarterectomy
040Carpal tunnel release
041Cerebral haematoma - evacuation of
042Cervical discectomy and fusion
043Chalazion - excision of
044Chiari malformation decompression
045Circumcision
046Cleft lip and palate - repair of
047Colectomy/anterior resection/large bowel resection
048Common peroneal nerve release
049Cone biopsy
050Congenital cardiac defect/s – procedure for
051Congenital pulmonary lesion - removal of
052Corneal graft
053Cranioplasty
054Craniotomy
055Curettage and evacuation of uterus
056Cystectomy
057Dacryocystorhinostomy
058Dermoid cyst - removal of
059Dialysis access surgery
060Diathermy of wart/s
061Discectomy
062Dupytren’s contracture release
063Ectropion - correction of
064Endometrial ablation
065Epididymal cyst - removal of
066Ethmoidectomy
067Examination of eye under anaesthesia
068Exostosis - excision of
069Female sterilisation
070Femoro-popliteal bypass graft
071Fracture non-union - treatment of
072Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
073Fundoplication
074Ganglion - excision of
075Hammer/claw/mallet toe - correction of
076Heart valve replacement
077Herniorrhaphy
078Hydrocele - repair of
079Hypospadias - repair of
080Hysteroscopy, dilatation and curettage
081Insertion of ventricular peritoneal shunt
082Laminectomy
083Laparoscopy
084Large loop excision of the transformation zone cervix (LLETZ)
085Laryngectomy
086Lingual or maxillary frenulum surgery
087Lithotripsy
088Lobectomy/wedge resection/pneumonectomy
089Lymphangioma - surgery for
090Mastectomy
091Mastoidectomy
092Meatoplasty
093Meniscectomy
094Microlaryngoscopy
095Muscle biopsy/temporal artery biopsy
096Muscle or tendon length - change of
097Myomectomy
098Nasal cautery
099Nasal polypectomy
100Nasendoscopy
101Neonatal surgery
102Nephrectomy
103Nerve decompression
104Nerve decompression of spinal cord
105Orchidectomy
106Orchidopexy
107Osteotomy
108Parathyroidectomy
109Parotidectomy/submandibular gland - excision of
110Pectus surgery
111Pedicle screw fusion
112Pharyngoplasty
113Pharynx - excision of
114Pilonidal sinus surgery
115Pleurodesis
116Posterior fossa decompression
117Probing of naso-lacrimal duct
118Procedure for strabismus (squint repair)
119Prostate biopsy
120Pterygium - excision of
121Ptosis - repair of
122Pyeloplasty/correction of ureteropelvic junction
123Pyogenic granuloma - removal of
124Radical neck dissection
125Repair of obstructing hiatus hernia
126Replacement of aortic aneurysm with bifurcation graft
127Removal of intracranial lesion
128Rhinoplasty
129Rotator cuff - repair of
130Salpingo-oophorectomy/oophorectomy/ovarian cystectomy
131Scar revision
132Shoulder joint replacement
133Shoulder reconstruction
134Skin lesion - excision of
135Stapedectomy
136Stone/s urinary tract - removal of
137Stress incontinence surgery
138Sub-mucosal resection
139Tendon release
140Tenotomy of hip
141Thyroglossal remnant - removal of
142Thyroidectomy/hemi-thyroidectomy
143Toenail surgery
144Trabeculectomy
145Trigger finger/thumb release
146Turbinectomy/turbinoplasty
147Untethering of spinal cord
148Ureteric - reimplantation
149Ureteric stent - insertion of
150Urethra - dilatation of
151 Vaginal repair - anterior/posterior
152Vitrectomy (including buckling/cryotherapy)
888Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The data element Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, code NNN replaces the data element Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NNN in the Elective Surgery Waiting Times NMDS.

Patients who are added to a waiting list after 1 July 2016 should be assigned an Intended procedure. For the purposes of national reporting (of the data for 2017–18 onwards), patients who were added to a waiting list before 1 July 2016, and who are still waiting as at 1 July 2017 should have their existing Indicator procedure recoded to the list of Intended procedures.

The titles of the intended procedures in this data element may not be identical to the titles of procedures included in the National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015 (the Guideline). Accurate assignment of intended procedures may require reference to the additional information (such as the diagnoses for which the procedure was intended) in the Guideline. This additional information is also presented in the Comments below. The Guideline can be accessed using the link in the Reference Documents section.

CODE 888 Other

All other procedures not included above.

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The following is recommended for when the list of intended procedures, as described in the permissible values section, is implemented into a data recording system (for example, as a pick list of procedures in a database):

  • CODE 019 Acromioplasty/arthroscopy shoulder/sub acromial decompression: two sub-categories should be listed to allow the selection of the type of intervention. The sub-categories could be:
    (1) arthroscopic
    (2) open
Comments:Help on this term

Codes 001 to 015 have been assigned to intended procedures that are considered to be equivalent to the procedures included in the data element Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN.

Codes 016 and 017 have been assigned to the intended procedures ‘Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets)’ and ‘Pressure equalising tubes – insertion of’ which, combined, are considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure ‘Myringotomy’.

Codes 018 to 152 have been assigned alphabetically to the remaining intended procedures.

There are some differences between the intended procedures in this data element and the list of procedures included in the National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline April 2015 (the Guideline). Where relevant, differences between the intended procedure and the list of procedures included in the Guideline are noted under each intended procedure code.

While the CODE name may not include the description 'repair of' or 'revision of', the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI)codes for these interventions may still be included in the list of ACHI codes below for each intended procedure.

Non-surgical procedures are excluded from the definition of elective surgery in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N. The following Guideline procedures are not included in this data element as the procedures are not classified as a surgical operation on the Medicare Benefits Schedule:

  • Colposcopy
  • Mirena insertion
  • Panendoscopy
  • Retrograde pyelogram.

The phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’ has been removed from the titles of some Guideline procedures. This is because cosmetic surgery is excluded from the definition of elective surgery in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N.

The ACHI codes which are listed under each intended procedure below provide guidance as to what the intended procedures would be likely to include.

CODE 001 Cataract extraction (with or without intraocular lens insertion)

Cataract extraction (with or without intra-ocular lens insertion) is considered to be equivalent to the previous indicator procedure titled ‘Cataract extraction’.

The Guideline includes three procedures:

  • Cataract extraction (with or without intraocular lens insertion)
  • Cataract extraction (with or without intraocular lens insertion) with angle closure glaucoma
  • Cataract extraction (with or without intraocular lens insertion) with severe disability’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes

42698-05 [200] 42698-06 [200] 42698-07 [200]
42698-08 [200] 42705-00 [200] 42731-01 [200]
90077-00 [203] 42734-01 [203]

 

CODE 002 Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic):

Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic) is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Cholecystectomy’.

The Guideline includes three procedures:

  • Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic)
  • Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic) with biliary pancreatitis
  • Cholecystectomy (open/laparoscopic) with potential common bile duct stone or severe frequent attacks (two within 90 days).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30443-00 [965] 30454-01 [965] 30455-00 [965]
30445-00 [965] 30448-00 [965] 30449-00 [965]

CODE 003 Coronary artery bypass grafting

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Coronary artery bypass grafting’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38497-00 [672] 38497-01 [672] 38497-02 [672]
38497-03 [672] 38497-04 [673] 38497-05 [673]
38497-06 [673] 38497-07 [673] 38500-00 [674]
38503-00 [674] 38500-01 [675] 38503-01 [675]
38500-02 [676] 38503-02 [676] 38500-03 [677]
38503-03 [677] 38503-04 [678] 38500-04 [678]
38503-05 [679] 90201-00 [679] 90201-01 [679]
90201-02 [679] 90201-03 [679] 38500-05 [679]

CODE 004 Cystoscopy:

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Cystoscopy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36812-00 [1089] 36812-01 [1089] 36836-00 [1098]

CODE 005 Haemorrhoidectomy:

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Haemorrhoidectomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
32138-00 [941] 32135-00 [941] 32135-01 [941]
32132-00 [941] 32138-01 [941] 32138-02 [941]

CODE 006 Hysterectomy (abdominal/vaginal/laparoscopic):

Hysterectomy (abdominal/vaginal/laparoscopic) is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Hysterectomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35653-00 [1268] 35653-01 [1268] 35653-05 [1268]
35653-07 [1268] 35657-00 [1269] 35667-00 [1268]
35667-01 [1269] 35667-02 [1268] 35667-03 [1269]
35750-00 [1269] 90450-00 [989] 90450-01 [989]
90450-02 [989]

CODE 007 Inguinal herniotomy/herniorrhaphy:

The Guideline includes two procedures for Inguinal herniotomy/herniorrhaphy, disaggregated by age (greater than or less than 6 months). Inguinal herniotomy/herniorrhaphy is considered equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Inguinal herniorrhaphy’, with the exception of ACHI code 30615-00 [997] which is included in CODE 125 'Repair of obstructing hiatus hernia'.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30614-03 [990] 30609-03 [990] 30614-02 [990]
30609-02 [990]

CODE 008 Myringoplasty/tympanoplasty:

Myringoplasty/tympanoplasty is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Myringoplasty’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41527-00 [313] 41530-00 [313] 41533-01 [313]
41542-00 [315] 41635-01 [313]

CODE 010 Prostatectomy:

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Prostatectomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37200-03 [1167] 37200-04 [1167] 37200-05 [1167]
37203-06 [1166] 37209-00 [1167] 37209-01 [1166]
37210-00 [1167] 37210-01 [1166] 37211-00 [1167]
37211-01 [1166] 37224-00 [1162] 37224-03 [1166]
90407-00 [1168] 90408-00 [1162] 90408-02 [1162]

CODE 011 Septoplasty:

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Septoplasty’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41671-01 [379] 41671-02 [379] 41671-03 [379]

CODE 012 Tonsillectomy (with/without adenoidectomy)

Tonsillectomy (with/without adenoidectomy) is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Tonsillectomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41789-00 [412] 41789-01 [412]

CODE 013 Total hip replacement

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Total hip replacement’, with the exception of procedures for revision of arthroplasty which are included in CODE 025 'Arthroplasty - revision of'.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
47522-00 [1489] 49312-00 [1489] 49315-00 [1489]
49318-00 [1489] 49319-00 [1489] 90607-00 [1489]
90607-01 [1489]

CODE 014 Total knee replacement

This is considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Total knee replacement’, with the exception of procedures for revision of arthroplasty which are included in CODE 025 'Arthroplasty - revision of'.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
49517-00 [1518] 49518-00 [1518] 49519-00 [1518]
49521-00 [1519] 49521-01 [1519] 49521-02 [1519]
49521-03 [1519] 49524-00 [1519] 49524-01 [1519]
49534-01 [1518]

CODE 015 Varicose veins treatment

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Varicose veins treatment by any means, for reasons other than cosmetic’. Varicose veins treatment may not be equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Varicose veins stripping and ligation’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
32500-01 [722] 32504-00 [727] 32507-01 [727]
32508-00 [727] 32520-00 [728] 32514-00 [737]

CODE 016 Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets)

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Myringotomy
  • Pressure equalising tubes (grommets)—insertion of (see CODE 017).

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Myringotomy’, in order to guide assignment of the two intended procedures on the basis of the insertion of grommets.
Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets) is not equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Myringotomy’.

‘Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets)’ and ‘Pressure equalising tubes – insertion of’, combined, are considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure ‘Myringotomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41626-00 [309] 41626-01 [309]

CODE 017 Pressure equalising tubes (grommets)—insertion of

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Myringotomy (see CODE 016 Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets))
  • Pressure equalising tubes (grommets)—insertion of.

‘Pressure equalising tubes (grommets)—insertion of’ is not equivalent to the indicator procedure titled ‘Myringotomy’.

‘Myringotomy (without insertion of grommets)’ and ‘Pressure equalising tubes – insertion of’, combined, are considered to be equivalent to the indicator procedure ‘Myringotomy’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41632-02 [308] 41632-03 [308]

CODE 018 Abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm—repair/replacement

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline 'Abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm by any means'.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
33115-00 [715] 33116-00 [762] 33103-00 [715]
33145-00 [715] 33109-00 [715] 33148-00 [715]
33112-00 [715] 33151-00 [715] 33154-00 [715]

CODE 019 Acromioplasty/arthroscopy shoulder/sub acromial decompression

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48903-00 [1400] 48951-00 [1400]

CODE 020 Adenoidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41801-00 [412]

CODE 021 Amputation of limb

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
44331-00 [1399] 90535-00 [1412] 44328-01 [1412]
44328-00 [1426] 44328-02 [1448] 44367-00 [1484]
44367-01 [1505] 44367-02 [1505] 44361-01 [1533]

CODE 022 Anal fissure—repair of

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Anal fissure—surgery for’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
44104-00 [929] 90338-00 [930] 90315-01 [933]
32126-00 [940] 32165-00 [940]

CODE 023 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
49539-01 [1522] 49542-01 [1522] 49539-00 [1522]
49542-00 [1522] 49551-00 [1524]

CODE 024 Arthrodesis

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45877-00 [1371] 48939-00 [1403] 49106-00 [1418]
46303-00 [1460] 49203-00 [1460] 46300-00 [1460]
46300-01 [1460] 49200-00 [1468] 49300-00 [1491]
49306-00 [1491] 49509-01 [1512] 49545-00 [1524]
49712-00 [1543] 50118-00 [1543] 49845-00 [1543]
49815-00 [1543] 90559-00 [1543] 50109-00 [1571]
50218-02 [1570] 50218-00 [1570]

CODE 025 Arthroplasty—revision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48921-00 [1406] 48924-00 [1406] 49116-00 [1419]
49117-00 [1419] 49210-00 [1472] 49211-00 [1472]
49324-00 [1492] 49327-00 [1492] 49330-00 [1492]
49333-00 [1492] 49339-00 [1492] 49342-00 [1492]
49345-00 [1492] 49346-00 [1492] 49530-00 [1523]
49530-01 [1523] 49533-00 [1523] 49554-00 [1523]
49527-00 [1524] 49716-00 [1544] 49717-00 [1544]

CODE 026 Arthroscopy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45855-00 [1364] 48945-00 [1395] 48945-01 [1396]
49118-00 [1410] 49218-00 [1443] 49360-00 [1481]
96225-00 [1491] 49557-00 [1501] 49700-00 [1529]
50100-00 [1555] 50100-01 [1560]

CODE 028 Axillary node dissection

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
96243-02 [805] 96244-02 [805] 96245-02 [805]

CODE 029 Bartholin's abscess drainage

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35520-00 [1290]

CODE 030 Bartholin's cyst—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35513-00 [1293]

CODE 031 Bladder neck incision

ACHI (11th edition) equivalent codes
36854-00 [1095]

CODE 032 Blepharoplasty

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th edition) equivalent codes
45614-00 [1684] 45614-01 [1684] 45671-01 [1684]
45674-01 [1684]

CODE 033 Branchial apparatus remnant—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30286-00 [421] 30289-00 [421]

CODE 034 Breast lump—excision and/or biopsy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
31500-00 [1744] 31515-00 [1744] 31533-00 [1743]
31548-00 [1743] 31500-01 [1743]

CODE 035 Breast prosthesis—removal of

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45548-00 [1758] 45552-00 [1758] 45542-00 [1758]
45548-01 [1758] 45548-02 [1758]

CODE 036 Breast reconstruction

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45530-02 [1756] 45533-00 [1756] 45536-00 [1756]
45539-00 [1756]

CODE 037 Breast reduction:

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45520-00 [1754] 45520-01 [1754] 45520-02 [1754]
45520-03 [1754] 45522-00 [1754] 45522-01 [1754]

CODE 038 Bunion (hallux valgus)—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
49821-00 [1547] 49824-00 [1547] 49827-00 [1547]
49830-00 [1547] 49833-00 [1547] 49836-00 [1547]
49837-00 [1547] 49838-00 [1547] 49839-00 [1547]
49842-00 [1547]

CODE 039 Carotid endarterectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
33500-00 [700] 32703-00 [718]

CODE 040 Carpal tunnel release

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39331-01 [76] 39331-00 [76]

CODE 041 Cerebral haematoma—evacuation of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39009-00 [2] 39600-00 [8] 39603-00 [14]
39603-01 [14]

CODE 042 Cervical discectomy and fusion

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Cervical discectomy and fusion unless neurological deficit’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40332-00 [46] 40335-00 [46] 48660-00 [1389]
48669-00 [1389]

CODE 043 Chalazion—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42575-00 [233]

CODE 044 Chiari malformation decompression

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40106-00 [9]

CODE 045 Circumcision

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30653-00 [1196]

CODE 046 Cleft lip and palate—repair of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45677-00 [1689] 45683-00 [1689] 45689-00 [1689]
45689-01 [1689] 45692-00 [1689] 45695-00 [1689]
45698-00 [1689] 45701-00 [1689] 45704-00 [1689]
45707-00 [1690] 45710-00 [1690] 45713-00 [1690]
52337-00 [1690] 45680-00 [1691] 45686-00 [1691]

CODE 047 Colectomy/anterior resection/large bowel resection

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
32006-00 [913] 32006-01 [913] 32003-00 [913]
32000-00 [913] 32003-01 [913] 32000-01 [913]
32005-01 [913] 32004-01 [913] 32005-00 [913]
32004-00 [913] 32012-00 [913] 32009-00 [913]
32000-02 [913] 32000-03 [913] 32003-02 [913]
32003-03 [913] 32004-02 [913] 32004-03 [913]
32005-02 [913] 32005-03 [913] 32006-02 [913]
32006-03 [913] 32009-01 [913] 32012-01 [913]
30515-03 [913] 30515-04 [913] 30515-05 [913]
30515-06 [913] 32030-01 [934]

CODE 048 Common peroneal nerve release

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39312-00 [77] 39330-00 [77] 39321-00 [83]

CODE 049 Cone biopsy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35618-00 [1276] 35618-01 [1276]

CODE 050 Congenital cardiac defect/s – procedure for

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Congenital cardiac defect/s’.

The associated ACHI (11th Edition) procedures have not been defined.

CODE 051 Congenital pulmonary lesion—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38424-00 [554] 38424-01 [554] 38421-00 [554]
38421-01 [554]

CODE 052 Corneal graft

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42659-00 [173] 42653-00 [173] 90063-00 [173]
90064-01 [173] 42656-01 [175] 42656-00 [175]
90064-00 [173] 42638-00 [174]

CODE 053 Cranioplasty

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40600-00 [23] 40600-01 [23] 40600-02 [23]
40600-03 [23]

CODE 054 Craniotomy

The Guideline includes four procedures:

  • Craniotomy for removal of tumour (neurological deficit)
  • Craniotomy for removal of benign tumour (no neurological deficit or mass effect)
  • Craniotomy for ruptured aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for un-ruptured aneurysm.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39012-00 [7] 39706-01 [9] 39721-00 [10]
39800-00 [11] 39640-00 [17] 39642-00 [17]
39646-00 [17] 39615-01 [20] 39327-04 [82]

CODE 055 Curettage and evacuation of uterus

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35640-01 [1265] 35640-03 [1265] 35643-03 [1265]

CODE 056 Cystectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37000-00 [1102] 37000-01 [1102] 37014-00 [1102]

CODE 057 Dacryocystorhinostomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42623-00 [247] 42629-00 [247] 42626-00 [248]

CODE 058 Dermoid cyst—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41729-00 [377] 42574-00 [226] 42573-00 [226]

CODE 059 Dialysis access surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
34130-00 [765] 34509-00 [765] 34512-00 [765]
34512-01 [765] 34515-00 [765] 34518-00 [765]
34518-01 [765] 34528-02 [766] 34530-05 [766]
34530-06 [766]

CODE 060 Diathermy of wart/s

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36815-01 [1116] 35507-00 [1281] 35507-01 [1289]
30189-01 [1619]

CODE 061 Discectomy

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Discectomy for foot drop’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40303-00 [51] 40303-01 [51] 48636-00 [52]
40333-00 [52] 40333-01 [52] 40300-00 [52]
40300-01 [52] 48691-00 [59] 48691-01 [59]
48691-02 [59] 48691-03 [59] 90024-00 [48]
90024-01 [48]

CODE 062 Dupytren's contracture release

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
46369-00 [1447] 46372-00 [1447] 46375-00 [1447]
46378-00 [1447] 46366-00 [1440] 46381-00 [1440]

CODE 063 Ectropion—correction of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42581-00 [239] 42866-01 [239] 42866-00 [239]
45626-00 [239] 45626-01 [239] 96248-02 [239]

CODE 064 Endometrial ablation

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35622-00 [1263]

CODE 065 Epididymal cyst—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37601-02 [1181] 37601-03 [1181]

CODE 066 Ethmoidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41737-02 [386] 41737-03 [386] 41731-00 [386]
41731-01 [386] 41734-00 [388] 41713-00 [387]

CODE 067 Examination of eye under anaesthesia

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42503-00 [160]

CODE 068 Exostosis—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41518-00 [303] 45825-00 [404] 45825-01 [1364]
47933-00 [1449]47933-01 [1532]47936-00 [1563]
47933-02 [1563]

CODE 069 Female sterilisation

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35638-10 [1251] 35638-08 [1251] 35638-09 [1251]
35638-07 [1251] 35717-03 [1251] 35717-02 [1251]
35713-09 [1251] 35713-08 [1251] 35688-00 [1257]
35688-01 [1257] 35688-02 [1257] 35688-03 [1257]
35688-04 [1257]

CODE 070 Femoro-popliteal bypass graft

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
32742-00 [711] 32739-00 [711] 32754-00 [713]
32754-01 [713]

CODE 071 Fracture non-union—treatment of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
47786-00 [1366] 47789-00 [1366] 53427-00 [1366]
53429-00 [1366] 47765-00 [1368] 47765-01 [1368]
47768-00 [1368] 47768-01 [1368] 47771-00 [1368]
47771-01 [1368] 47699-01 [1388] 47699-02 [1388]
47702-01 [1388] 47702-02 [1388] 47465-01 [1401]
47468-01 [1401] 47429-01 [1414] 47432-01 [1414]
47450-01 [1414] 47459-01 [1414] 47021-01 [1416]
47027-01 [1416] 47366-02 [1429] 47384-02 [1429]
47408-01 [1429] 47366-03 [1430] 47384-03 [1430]
47402-01 [1430] 47399-01 [1430] 47393-01 [1431]
47386-01 [1432] 47386-03 [1432] 47351-01 [1455]
47357-01 [1455] 47342-01 [1456] 47345-01 [1456]
47306-01 [1457] 47318-01 [1457] 47330-01 [1457]
47321-01 [1457] 47333-01 [1457] 47309-01 [1457]
47486-00 [1486] 47489-00 [1486] 47501-00 [1486]
47528-01 [1486] 47489-01 [1486] 47549-01 [1508]
47558-01 [1508] 47566-01 [1510] 47566-05 [1510]
47566-03 [1510] 47618-01 [1538] 47615-01 [1538]
47615-03 [1538] 47624-01 [1538] 47630-01 [1538]
47639-01 [1538] 47618-03 [1538] 47600-01 [1539]
47603-01 [1539] 47666-01 [1539] 47672-03 [1539]
47618-05 [1541] 47618-07 [1541]

CODE 072 Functional endoscopic sinus surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41764-01 [370] 41716-01 [387] 41716-02 [387]
41716-00 [383] 41737-09 [386] 41746-00 [386]
41752-01 [386] 41716-05 [384] 41752-04 [384]
41737-07 [384] 41737-08 [384] 96257-01 [389]

CODE 073 Fundoplication

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Fundoplication for reflux disease
  • Fundoplication (paediatrics).

The title of the code differs from the titles in the Guideline.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30530-00 [886] 30527-02 [886] 30527-03 [886]
30529-00 [886] 30527-00 [886] 30527-01 [886]
31466-00 [886] 30527-04 [886] 30527-05 [886]
30529-01 [886] 30527-06 [886]

CODE 074 Ganglion—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30107-00 [1564] 46502-00 [1474] 46501-00 [1474]
46503-00 [1474] 46494-00 [1474] 46495-01 [1474]
46498-00 [1474] 46500-00 [1474]

CODE 075 Hammer/claw/mallet toe—correction of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
49848-00 [1548] 49851-00 [1548] 49848-01 [1548]
49851-01 [1548]

CODE 076 Heart valve replacement

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38488-01 [623] 38488-08 [623] 38489-01 [623]
38489-00 [623] 38488-00 [623] 38488-02 [628]
38488-03 [628] 38488-09 [628] 38489-02 [628]
38489-03 [634] 38488-04 [634] 38488-05 [634]
38488-10 [634] 38489-04 [637] 38489-05 [637]
38488-06 [637] 38488-07 [637] 38488-11 [637]

CODE 077 Herniorrhaphy

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Herniorrhaphy-epigastric/umbilical (paediatrics)
  • Herniorrhaphy-femoral/inguinal/incisional/umbilical.

The ACHI codes for Herniorrhaphy listed below do not include ACHI codes that are listed under Repair of obstructing hiatus hernia (CODE 125) and Inguinal herniotomy/herniorrhaphy (CODE 007).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30614-01 [991] 30609-01 [991] 30614-00 [991]
30609-00 [991] 30617-01 [992] 30617-02 [992]
30617-00 [992] 30403-00 [993] 30405-00 [993]
30405-01 [993] 30405-02 [993] 30403-01 [996]
30405-03 [996] 30405-04 [996] 30405-05 [996]

CODE 078 Hydrocele—repair of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30631-00 [1182] 37604-17 [1171]

CODE 079 Hypospadias—repair of

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Hypospadias—repair of
  • Hypospadias—repair of (paediatrics).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37354-00 [1198] 37818-00 [1198] 37821-00 [1198]
37824-00 [1198] 37827-00 [1198] 37830-00 [1198]
37833-00 [1198]

CODE 080 Hysteroscopy, dilation and curettage

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35630-00 [1259] 35640-00 [1265]

CODE 081 Insertion of ventricular peritoneal shunt

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Ventricular peritoneal shunt for obstructive hydrocephaly
  • Ventricular peritoneal shunt for normal pressure hydrocephaly.

The title of the code differs from the titles in the Guideline.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39015-00 [3] 40003-00 [5] 40003-01 [5]
40003-02 [5] 40003-03 [5] 40012-01 [19]
40012-00 [19]40000-00 [19]40009-00 [24]

CODE 082 Laminectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48654-00 [1389] 48657-00 [1389] 48654-01 [1389]
48657-01 [1389]

CODE 083 Laparoscopy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30390-00 [984] 35703-00 [1258]

CODE 084 Large loop excision of the transformation zone cervix (LLETZ)

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35647-00 [1275]

CODE 085 Laryngectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41837-00 [524] 41840-00 [524] 41834-00 [524]
41843-00 [524]

CODE 086 Lingual or maxillary frenulum surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30278-02 [390] 30278-00 [392] 30281-00 [401]
30281-01 [404]

CODE 087 Lithotripsy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36863-00 [1096] 36546-00 [1126] 92199-00 [1880]

CODE 088 Lobectomy/wedge resection/pneumonectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38438-00 [551] 38440-00 [551] 90169-00 [551]
38440-01 [551] 38438-01 [552] 38441-00 [552]
38438-02 [553] 38441-01 [553]

CODE 089 Lymphangioma—surgery for

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45030-00 [748] 45033-00 [748] 45033-01 [748]
45033-02 [748] 45033-03 [748] 45033-04 [748]
45033-05 [748] 45033-06 [748] 45036-00 [748]

CODE 090 Mastectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
31518-00 [1748] 31518-01 [1748] 31524-00 [1747]
31524-01 [1747]

CODE 091 Mastoidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41545-00 [323] 41557-00 [323] 41564-00 [323]
41557-01 [323] 41564-01 [323] 41548-00 [323]

CODE 092 Meatoplasty

This code (CODE 092) only covers urethral meatoplasty; ear meatoplasty is not included.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37342-00 [1121] 37345-00 [1121] 37348-00 [1121]

CODE 093 Meniscectomy

ACHI (11th edition) equivalent codes
49503-00 [1505] 49560-03 [1503] 49557-02 [1503]
49561-01 [1517] 49562-01 [1517]

CODE 094 Microlaryngoscopy

Excludes the procedure Microlaryngoscopy (ACHI code 41855-00 [Block 520]), as this procedure is not classified as a surgical operation on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41864-00 [523] 41867-01 [530] 41867-00 [523]
41861-00 [523]

CODE 095 Muscle biopsy/temporal artery biopsy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
34109-00 [699] 96232-00 [215]

CODE 096 Muscle or tendon length—change of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
90600-00 [1395] 90600-01 [1395] 49100-02 [1410]
49121-04 [1410] 46492-00 [1467] 46447-00 [1469]
50363-00 [1498] 50366-00 [1498] 50369-00 [1498]
50372-00 [1498] 90611-00 [1522] 90611-01 [1522]
49706-03 [1529] 49727-00 [1542] 49728-00 [1542]
50345-00 [1548] 47957-00 [1572] 90612-00 [1544]

CODE 097 Myomectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35623-00 [1266] 35649-01 [1266] 35649-03 [1266]

CODE 098 Nasal cautery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41677-00 [373] 41656-00 [373]

CODE 099 Nasal polypectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41668-00 [377] 41737-06 [385] 41737-05 [385]
41716-03 [385] 41752-03 [385]

CODE 100 Nasendoscopy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41764-00 [370]

CODE 101 Neonatal surgery

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Neonatal surgery (e.g. hirschsprungs, anorectal, malrotation, oesophageal atresia)’.

The associated ACHI (11th Edition) procedures have not been defined.

CODE 102 Nephrectomy

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Nephrectomy for congenital abnormality’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes

36522-00 [1048] 36522-01 [1048] 36525-00 [1048]
36525-01 [1048] 36516-00 [1049] 36516-01 [1049]
36516-02 [1049] 36516-03 [1049] 36516-04 [1050]
36516-05 [1050] 36516-06 [1050] 36519-00 [1051]
36519-01 [1051] 36519-02 [1052] 36519-03 [1052]
36528-00 [1053] 36528-01 [1053] 36529-00 [1053]
36531-00 [1054] 36531-01 [1054] 36533-00 [1054]
36522-02 [1048] 36525-02 [1048]

CODE 103 Nerve decompression

The ACHI codes for Nerve decompression listed below do not include ACHI codes that are listed under Carpal tunnel release (CODE 040), Common peroneal nerve release (CODE 048), Nerve decompression of spinal cord (CODE 104) and Untethering of spinal cord (CODE 147).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39112-00 [75] 39330-01 [76] 41599-00 [310]
41569-00 [75] 42548-00 [69] 41584-01 [324]

CODE 104 Nerve decompression of spinal cord

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40331-00 [46] 40334-00 [46] 40351-00 [47]
40345-00 [47] 40348-00 [47]

CODE 105 Orchidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
96227-00 [1171] 96227-01 [1171] 30641-00 [1184]
30641-01 [1184]

CODE 106 Orchidopexy

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Orchidopexy
  • Orchidopexy (paediatrics).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37604-09 [1175] 37604-10 [1175] 37604-11 [1175]
37604-12 [1175] 37604-13 [1188] 37604-14 [1188]
37604-15 [1188] 37604-16 [1188]

CODE 107 Osteotomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes

48406-10 [1374] 48409-10 [1374] 48406-06 [1395]
48409-06 [1395] 48406-07 [1395] 48409-07 [1395]
48412-00 [1410] 48415-00 [1410] 48406-02 [1424]
48409-02 [1424] 48406-04 [1424] 48409-04 [1424]
46396-00 [1441] 46399-00 [1441] 46396-01 [1441]
46399-01 [1441] 48406-13 [1443] 48409-13 [1443]
48424-00 [1478] 48427-00 [1478] 48424-01 [1478]
48427-01 [1478] 48424-02 [1478] 48427-02 [1478]
48424-06 [1499] 48427-06 [1499] 90555-00 [1499]
48418-00 [1499] 48421-00 [1499] 48406-00 [1499]
48409-00 [1499] 48406-15 [1528] 48409-15 [1528]
48400-02 [1528] 48403-00 [1528] 48400-03 [1528]
48403-01 [1528] 48400-00 [1556] 90569-00 [1556]
90679-00 [1703] 90679-01 [1703] 90680-00 [1704]
90680-01 [1704] 45720-00 [1705] 45720-01 [1705]
45726-00 [1705] 45726-01 [1705] 45723-00 [1706]
45723-01 [1706] 45729-00 [1706] 45729-01 [1706]
45731-00 [1707] 45731-01 [1707] 45735-00 [1707]
45741-00 [1707] 45747-00 [1707] 45732-00 [1708]
45732-01 [1708] 45738-00 [1708] 45744-00 [1708]
45752-00 [1708] 45753-00 [1709] 45754-00 [1709]

CODE 108 Parathyroidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30315-00 [113] 30315-01 [113]

CODE 109 Parotidectomy/submandibular gland—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30253-00 [397] 30247-00 [397] 30250-00 [397]
30256-00 [397]

CODE 110 Pectus surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38457-00 [564] 38457-01 [564] 38458-00 [564]

CODE 111 Pedical screw fusion

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48642-00 [1389] 48645-00 [1389] 48648-00 [1389]
48651-00 [1389]

CODE 112 Pharyngoplasty

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45716-00 [1681] 45716-01 [1681]

CODE 113 Pharynx—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
90149-00 [421] 41813-01 [421] 31400-00 [421] 41767-01 [421]

CODE 114 Pilonidal sinus surgery

ACHI (11th edition) equivalent codes
30676-00 [1659] 30676-01 [1659] 30679-00 [1659]
30676-02 [1659] 96230-00 [1659]

CODE 115 Pleurodesis

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
38424-02 [556] 90171-00 [556]

CODE 116 Posterior fossa decompression

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Posterior fossa decompression for haemorrhage, tumour or syrinx’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40106-01 [9]

CODE 117 Probing of naso-lacrimal duct

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42615-01 [241] 42614-01 [241]

CODE 118 Procedure for strabismus (squint repair)

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Squint – repair of)’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
18366-01 [216] 42848-00 [216] 42833-00 [216]
42833-01 [216] 42839-00 [216] 42839-01 [216]

CODE 119 Prostate biopsy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37215-00 [1163] 37218-00 [1163] 37212-00 [1164]

CODE 120 Pterygium—excision of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42686-00 [172]

CODE 121 Ptosis—repair of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45588-01 [1675] 45587-01 [1675] 45623-01 [1677]
45623-00 [1677] 45623-03 [1677] 45623-02 [1677]
45625-00 [1687] 45623-05 [1677] 45623-04 [1677]

CODE 122 Pyeloplasty/correction of uretero-pelvic junction

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Pyeloplasty
  • Uretero-pelvic junction – correction of.

As both procedures are described by the same set of ACHI codes, the titles of the two procedures have been combined.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36564-01 [1057] 36540-00 [1044] 36543-00 [1044]
36570-01 [1057] 36570-00 [1057] 36564-00 [1057]

CODE 123 Pyogenic granuloma—removal of

The ACHI codes for ‘Pyogenic granuloma - excision of’ listed below do not include ACHI codes that are listed under Lymphangioma - surgery for (CODE 089).

ACHI (11th edition) equivalent codes
42689-00 [181] 41635-00 [312] 43948-01 [989]

CODE 124 Radical neck dissection

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
96245-01 [806]

CODE 125 Repair of obstructing hiatus hernia

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Obstructing hiatus hernia (para-oesophageal hernia)’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30532-01 [864] 30533-01 [864] 30532-05 [863]
30533-05 [863] 30532-03 [865] 30533-03 [865]
30615-00 [997] 30600-00 [998] 30601-00 [998]
30601-01 [998] 43837-02 [998]

CODE 126 Replacement of aortic aneurysm with bifurcation graft

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Bifurcated aortic graft’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
33121-00 [715] 33118-00 [715] 33160-00 [715]
33157-00 [715]

CODE 127 Removal of intracranial lesion

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Intracranial lesion (for example abscess/arteriovenous malformation – removal of’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
39700-00 [13] 39709-00 [15] 39709-01 [15]
39709-02 [15] 39712-00 [15] 39712-03 [15]
39712-04 [15] 41575-00 [15] 39650-00 [17]
39653-00 [17] 39658-00 [17] 39660-02 [17]
39662-02 [17] 41581-00 [17] 90032-00 [17]
40315-00 [59]

CODE 128 Rhinoplasty

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45632-00 [1679] 45635-00 [1679] 45638-00 [1679]
45641-00 [1679] 45641-01 [1679] 45641-02 [1679]
45644-00 [1679] 45644-01 [1679] 45644-02 [1679]

CODE 129 Rotator cuff—repair of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48906-00 [1404] 48909-00 [1404]

CODE 130 Salpingo-oophoectomy/ooophorectomy/ovarian cystectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35638-12 [1252] 35717-04 [1252] 35638-11 [1252]
35713-11 [1252] 35638-03 [1243] 35717-01 [1243]
35638-01 [1243] 35713-06 [1243] 35638-02 [1243]
35713-07 [1243] 35638-00 [1243] 35713-05 [1243]
35638-05 [1244] 35717-00 [1244] 35638-04 [1244]
35713-04 [1244]

CODE 131 Scar revision

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline due to the removal of the phrase ‘for reasons other than cosmetic’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
45519-00 [1656] 45506-00 [1657] 45506-01 [1657]
45512-00 [1657] 45512-01 [1657] 45515-00 [1657]
45518-00 [1657]

CODE 132 Shoulder joint replacement

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
48915-00 [1404] 48918-00 [1404]

CODE 133 Shoulder reconstruction

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
90533-00 [1404] 48930-00 [1404] 48957-00 [1404]
48948-02 [1404] 48960-00 [1405] 50224-06 [1405]
50224-07 [1405] 50224-08 [1405]

CODE 134 Skin lesion—excision of

The Guideline includes three procedures differentiated by the type of lesion:

  • Malignant skin lesion – excision of with or without grafting
  • Lipoma - excision of
  • Skin lesions (not malignant) - excision of.

As all three procedures are described by the same set of ACHI codes, the title has been simplified.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
31205-00 [1620] 31235-04 [1620] 31235-03 [1620]
31230-02 [1620] 45665-02 [1663] 31230-00 [1620]
45665-01 [1662] 31230-04 [1620] 31230-05 [1620]
31235-02 [1620] 31235-00 [1620] 31230-03 [1620]
45665-00 [1664] 31235-01 [1620] 31230-01 [1620]

CODE 135 Stapedectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41608-00 [317]

CODE 136 Stones urinary tract—removal of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37318-02 [1116] 37318-03 [1116] 36803-02 [1068]
36806-02 [1068] 36857-00 [1068] 36549-00 [1072]
36549-01 [1072] 37444-00 [1072] 37444-01 [1072]
36809-01 [1074]

CODE 137 Stress incontinence surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35599-00 [1110] 35599-01 [1110]

CODE 138 Submucosal resection

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41671-00 [378]

CODE 139 Tendon release

The ACHI codes for Tendon release listed below do not include ACHI codes that are listed under Trigger finger/thumb release (CODE 145).

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
46456-00 [1440] 46522-00 [1440] 90545-00 [1440]
49569-00 [1520] 49806-00 [1530] 49809-00 [1530]
49718-01 [1542] 49809-01 [1544] 47960-00 [1557]
47963-00 [1557] 47972-00 [1572]

CODE 140 Tenotomy of hip

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
50375-01 [1480] 50378-01 [1480]

CODE 141 Thyroglossal remnant—removal of:

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30314-00 [116] 30313-00 [116]

CODE 142 Thyroidectomy/hemi-thyroidectomy

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
30296-01 [114] 30297-02 [114] 30306-01 [114]
30308-00 [114] 30310-00 [114] 90046-02 [114]

CODE 143 Toenail surgery

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
47906-00 [1632] 47906-01 [1632] 47918-00 [1632]
47915-00 [1632] 47916-00 [1632]

CODE 144 Trabeculectomy

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Trabeculectomy with high intraocular pressure’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42746-04 [191]

CODE 145 Trigger finger/thumb release

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
46363-00 [1440]

CODE 146 Turbinectomy/turbinoplasty

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
41689-00 [376] 41689-01 [376] 41689-02 [376]
41689-03 [376] 41689-04 [376] 41689-05 [376]
41692-00 [376] 41692-01 [376] 41674-03 [374]

CODE 147 Untethering of spinal cord

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
40100-00 [55] 40103-00 [55] 90011-02 [55]
40330-00 [49] 40112-00 [49]

CODE 148 Ureteric reimplantation

The title of the code differs from the title in the Guideline ‘Ureteric reimplantation (paediatric)’.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36588-00 [1084] 36588-01 [1084] 36588-02 [1084]
36588-03 [1084] 36591-00 [1085] 36591-01 [1085]
36591-02 [1085] 36591-03 [1085] 36591-04 [1085]
36591-05 [1085] 37842-03 [1106] 37842-01 [1199]

CODE 149 Ureteric stent—insertion of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
36821-01 [1067] 36821-03 [1067] 36833-01 [1067]

CODE 150 Urethra—dilatation of

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
37303-00 [1122] 90371-00 [1122]

CODE 151 Vaginal repair—anterior/posterior

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
35570-00 [1283] 35573-00 [1283] 35571-00 [1283]
35577-00 [1283]

CODE 152 Vitrectomy (including buckling/cryotherapy)

The Guideline includes two procedures:

  • Vitrectomy (including buckling/cryotherapy)
  • Vitrectomy (including buckling/cryotherapy) with retinal detachment or infection.

ACHI (11th Edition) equivalent codes
42725-00 [207] 42719-01 [207] 42773-01 [212]
42776-00 [212]

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National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

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COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 29 August 2019, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Portals/0/National%20Elective%20Surgery%20Categorisation%20-%20Guideline%20-%20April%202015.pdf

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These are planned procedures for the waiting list, not what is actually performed during hospitalisation.

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Waiting time statistics by procedure are useful to patients and referring doctors. In addition, waiting time data by procedure assists in planning and resource allocation, audit and performance monitoring.

Waiting list statistics for selected intended procedures give a specific indication of performance in particular areas of elective care provision. It is not always possible to code all elective surgery procedures at the time of addition to the waiting list. Reasons for this include that the surgeon may be uncertain of the exact procedure to be performed, and that the large number of procedures possible and lack of consistent nomenclature would make coding errors likely.

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National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

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COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 29 August 2019, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Portals/0/National%20Elective%20Surgery%20Categorisation%20-%20Guideline%20-%20April%202015.pdf

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See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN Health, Standard 02/05/2013, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Not progressed 01/07/2016

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, code NNN Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

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