Dr Steve Connellan is the BTS lead for matters relating to the coding of respiratory care. He has recently been involved in the updating of the Guide to Coding of Respiratory Care (June 2011). This provides useful background to the revision of Respiratory Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) as well as practical advice on coding respiratory activity. The document can be downloaded here.
An update to this document (07/10/2011) is available here
Dr Connellan’s Commentary on Respiratory HRG analysis, which should be read in conjunction with the Guide to Respiratory Coding is available here.
A copy of Chapter DZ (Respiratory - 2008-9) which comprises all the diagnosis (ICD10) and procedure (OPCS) codes which have been grouped to HRGs can be accessed here.
The 2009-10 list of HRG codes is available here.
The Third Edition of Specialised Services National Definitions Set for Specialised Respiratory Services (adult) has now been published is available to download from here.
Podcast: The importance of coding for excellent respiratory care
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