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A new chapter for vascular surgery procedures will be introduced to the Swedish Classification of Health Care Measures from January 2021
In early December 2020, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare announced significant changes in the Swedish Classification of Health Care Measures (KVÅ) structure related to vascular surgery procedure codes.
KVÅ includes two parts – medical procedures (KMÅ) and surgical procedures (KKÅ) divided by chapters based on anatomical principles. Currently, vascular surgical procedures are coded under several chapters:
- KKÅ chapter P “Operations on peripheral vessels and the lymphatic system”
- KKÅ chapter F “Operations on the heart and large intrathoracic vessels”
- KKÅ chapter T “Minor surgery on peripheral vessels and lymphatic system”
- KMÅ chapter DP “Peripheral vessels and lymphatic system”
From January 01, 2021, Chapter P will be fully deleted and replaced by new Chapter V, “Operations on the aorta, peripheral vessels and lymphatic system”, which includes all vascular surgical procedures, and covers the entire artery tree from the ascending aorta after the coronary arteries' departures.
Codes from Chapter F related to thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta surgery, code TPH10 “Sclerosing of bone varices”, and codes DP007-DP016 will be replaced by new codes under Chapter V.
Lists of new Chapter V codes and mapping from other chapters, in MS Excel format tables, are published on December 01, 2020.
See more information in Swedish here.
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