2023 Swedish procedure coding system (KVÅ) released

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Nov 2022

In November 2022, an annual update of the Swedish procedure coding system (Classification of Health Care Measures, KVÅ) was released to come into force from January 2023. KVÅ includes two parts – medical procedures (KMÅ) and surgical procedures (KKÅ) divided by chapters based on anatomical principles.

In 2023, a total of 119 new surgical procedures (KKÅ) codes and 98 new medical procedures (KMÅ) codes will be introduced concerning cardiovascular, diagnostic imaging, eHealth, endocrinology, endoscopy, ENT, gastrointestinal, IVD, nephrology and urology, neuromodulation, peripheral vascular, and others.

Some examples of new surgical procedure codes are provided below:

  • FFM02 Percutaneous transluminal left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO);
  • JDA48 Endoscopic submucosal dissection of the stomach;
  • KAS01 Percutaneous endoscopic autologous kidney transplantation;
  • KED02 Transurethral enucleation of prostate adenoma. Examples: HoLEP, ThuLEP, BiPolEP etc.;

Some examples of new surgical procedure codes are provided below:

  • DB006 Insertion of an implantable glucose sensor;
  • DB008 Removal of implantable glucose sensor;
  • DA035 Tumor Treatment Field (TTF) treatment.

See more information in Swedish here.

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