No, TPP has confirmed If a vaccination has been mapped to a Read code, then it will be extracted correctly. To check which vaccinations are mapped to Read codes, go to Setup > Vaccinations > Available Vaccinations.
A link to the latest document is available on the EQUIP website
The Read Code that is recommended as the most appropriate Code to use is:
- Ca cervix screen – not wanted
I can’t get the system to accept the codes for a Comprehensive Care Plan on a few of our patients. We have 6 showing as negatives but 5 have got Care Plans clearly documented from the hospital. They are dated from 21.5.15 to as recently as 23.10.15. No matter what code I put in be it on our own template or even using the GMS one they still remain negatives. On the home page I’ve even actioned the QOF reminder and used the GMS template and having selected the appropriate code the reminder turns grey.
If this group of patient have been coded as in remission in the past and have now experienced a new episode you will need to add the Read code for the appropriate mental episode (Example – Schizophrenia, Bipolar or other Psychoses) with either an episode type of ‘New’ or ‘First’, then code the care plan. You require the episode to be read coded with an episode type to supersede the ‘in remission’ Read code.
If you are having a problem designing a Mental Health Care plan template you can request an example from Jill Warn.
V23 Data Set and Business Rules have now been released with a number of amendments. It was recognised that a number of medications had not been included within the therapy QOF clusters, this has been corrected and the medication listed below are now to be included.
DENOSUMAB 60mg/1mL solution for injection prefilled syringe
PROLIA 60mg/1mL solution for injection prefilled syringe
XGEVA 120mg/1.7mL solution for injection
DENOSUMAB 120mg/1.7mL solution for injection
Ibandronic acd 2mg/2mL i-v inf
Bondronat 1mg/mL inf 2mL amp
Bondronat 50mg tablet
Bondronat 1mg/mL inf 6mL vial
Bonviva 150mg tablet
Bonviva 3mg/3mL inj p/f syrg
Ibandronic acid 3mg/3mL syrg
Ibandronic acid 150mg tablet
Ibandronic acid 6mg/6mL inf
Ibandronic acid 50mg tablet
*CALSYNAR 100iu/1mL injection
*CALSYNAR 400iu/2mL injection
CALCITONIN(SALM) 50iu/1mL inj
MIACALCIC 50iu/1mL injection
MIACALCIC 100iu/1mL injection
MIACALCIC 400iu/2mL injection
*FORCALTONIN 100iu/1mL inj
MIACALCIC 200iu nasal spray
CALCITONIN(SALMON) 200iu spry
CALCITONIN(SALM) 100iu/1mL inj
CALCITONIN(SALM) 400iu/2mL inj
We have been checking the list of patients who have not had a smear and comparing that list with those who have signed a disclaimer. It appears that those who have signed a disclaimer WITHIN the last 5 years have appeared on work to be done before the 5 years have expired We were under the impression that a disclaimer only had to be signed once and that it was the practice’s responsibility to write to such patients at five yearly intervals to ask if they had changed their mind. Having queried this with Clacton CS they only ever wanted one signed disclaimer, not one every 5 years – could you clarify this point.
Yes the disclaimer once signed will exclude the patient for 5 years with the Clacton CS but QOF requires the exceptions to be entered every 15mths. Set a recall system up so to re-enter the code at the time of expiry or they will re-appear in the ‘work to do list’. The following exception codes are available for QOF
Version 2 CVT3
- Ca cervix screen – not wanted 6853. Ca cervix screen – not wanted
685L. Cervical smear refused XaFs3 Cervical smear refused
8I6K. Cervical smear not indicated XaK29 Cervical smear not indicated
9O8Q. Cerv.smear disclaimer received 9O8Q. Cerv.smear disclaimer received
To remove those from the indicator you would need to record a not indicated for both, if you have already done this then let me know.
XaJ5m Angiotensin II receptor antagonist not indicated
XaIIf Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not indicated
8I6C. Angiotensin II receptor antagonist not indicated
8I64. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not indicated
No. It has to be face to face advice. There is the letter on the EQUIP website that can be sent and if they return the slip at the bottom declining the invite you could exclude them by scanning the reply on to their record. You can call them and offer them an appointment and again if they decline you can exception report them but clearly states in the guidance book the advice is a face to face consultation.