The 2023 procedure coding system (NCMP-NCSP-NCRP) released in Norway


Oct 2022

In October 2022, the Norwegian Directorate of e-Health released the procedure coding system for 2023.

The coding system consists of three parts: NCMP for medical procedures, NCSP for surgical, and NCRP for radiological procedures. A total of 54 new codes will be introduced from January 2023.

A total of 19 new surgical procedure codes (NCSP) will be implemented in 2023 concerning neurology and neurosurgery, neurovascular, cardiovascular, eHealth, diagnostic imaging, pulmonary and airwaves, radiotherapy, nephrology, peripheral vascular, and surgical procedures. Some examples are provided below:

  • AAD11 “Evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma via burr hole”
  • ZFX05 “Use of thrombectomy instruments”, which is an additional code and can be used with the primary procedures only;

A total of 17 new radiology procedure codes will be implemented in 2023; some examples are provided below:

  • FNY00B “Endovascular occlusion of coronary artery”;
  • FNY01B “Image-guided intervention on coronary artery bypass”;
  • KAB06D “Needle biopsy of the kidney or renal pelvis, CT-guided”.

A total of 18 new medical procedure codes will be implemented in 2023; some examples are provided below:

  • AAFE31 “Amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG)”;
  • AAFE32 “Continuous EEG monitoring (cEEG)”

See more information in Norwegian here.

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