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FOI Response 311

Request under Freedom of Information act 2000

Request Ref: NGFOI 19/20_311

I write in response to your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

I confirm that the Trust holds the information you requested. Please see the replies, set out against your questions, below:

I have a freedom of information request regarding the clinical coding used for the neurological diseases outlined in the table below.

Q1. Please write below what you use for manual coding (e.g., ICD 10 2016) and which computer programme you use on a clinical discharge summary for HSE statistics.



Please note the Trust manual and computer are the same.

We use ICD-10 5th Edition UK to code  patients for HES statistics using Medicode coding software. This is the only application that ICD-10 codes. Discharge notification software is not used to supply codes to HES.

Q2. Please tell us how you would code the following diseases. If you have a computer programme for coding, please code it manually and with the programme. Please include all relevant information (e.g., Multiple possible codes depending on context).

Answer to Q2
 DiseaseComputer ICD-10 coding Manual ICD-10 coding 
 Example  G20  
 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy  G23.1  
 Multiple system atrophy  G23.2 or G23.3  
 Corticobasal syndrome  Cortical - G31.8  
Corticobasal degeneration   Basal - G23.8  


Q3. Please indicate whether any of the clinical coding was different before 2016.

Answer to Q3
 Disease Computer ICD-10 codingManual ICD-10 coding 
 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy  No differences  
 Multiple system atrophy  No differences  
 Corticobasal syndrome  No differences  
 Corticobasal degeneration  No differences  


Posted on Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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