List of CCI procedures we don't code

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See also: List of ICD10 Diagnoses we don't code

Procedures collectors don't know if/how to code

Procedures we have specifically considered, and decided not to code


We don't code all procedures. If a procedure is not either: (a) on the picklist, or (b) able to be constructed from it's components (e.g. a body part, and what was done to that body part) then we're not looking to code it.

The main issue here is that among the CCI component 2 codes - what was done, we haven't included EVERY possibility.


  • In the Procedures, besides some plain X-rays contained in the CCI Picklist, the CCI component 2 codes - what was done does NOT include plain x-rays. Thus we're not enabling creation of a plain X-ray of body parts other than those contained in the picklist.
  • For the Therapeutic Procedures, there is a list of approximately 30 CCI component 2 codes - what was done to the chosen body part. So some items of "what was done" are not available and you won't be able to code such procedures.

BUT, before you decide this is the case, you will need to become very familiar with the descriptions of EACH of the CCI component 2 codes - what was done that ARE available. Some will include items you would not expect. Example: The item Bypass includes creating a ostomy (which includes a colostomy and even a tracheostomy).

See Reasoning around moving to CCI and our subset of it#Why do we not include the entire set of CCI codes.

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