New procedure codes introduced in March 2021 in Finland

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Mar 2021

In late March 2021, multiple new procedure codes were introduced by the Code Service of the Finnish National Health and Wellbeing Institution (THL), including ten neuromodulation codes, 54 codes in the ophthalmology area, and three codes in the cardiovascular area. The introduced procedure codes concerning the cardiovascular field and neuromodulation are listed below as examples.

Cardiovascular procedure codes:

  • FPE60 Placement of a wireless pacemaker
  • FPG50 Setting the subcutaneous arrhythmia pacemaker
  • FPG52 Subcutaneous arrhythmia pacemaker replacement

Neuromodulation procedure codes:

  • ABD34 Placement of the spinal cord stimulation electrode
  • ABD35 Placement of the spinal cord stimulation pulse generator
  • ABD60 Placement of the dorsal root ganglion stimulation electrode
  • ABD61 Placement of the dorsal root ganglion stimulation pulse generator
  • ABD62 Placement of dorsal root ganglion stimulation electrode and pulse generator
  • ABD63 Revision of dorsal root ganglion stimulation neuromodulator
  • ABD64 Replacement of dorsal root ganglion stimulation electrode
  • ABD65 Replacement of the dorsal root ganglion stimulation pulse generator
  • ABD66 Removal of dorsal root ganglion stimulation neuromodulator
  • ABD67 Removal of the dorsal root ganglion stimulation pulse generator

The full details in Finish can be found here.

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