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No, for all the claims you are submitting manually you are only required to enter ‘0’ in the management section and enter the number completed in the second section. The management questions will be filled once automatic extraction has happened. This is why you should ensure you have used the correct Read codes for all the DES that will be extracted for CQRS.

If the patient cannot tolerate an anti-coagulation drug or anti-platelet therapy you will need to exception report the patient from Warfarin, Aspirin, Clopidogrel and Dipyridamole to remove them from the indicator.

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

Once the three letters have been sent by the  HA, you would have fulfilled the criteria. But the majority of practices normally have a policy in place where the practice sends one final letter inviting the patient in to either have a smear or to discuss reasons why they do not wish to take up the offer of the smear. This demonstrates that as a practice you have done all within your control to try and help the non-responders.

What practices find in general is a letter from the practice with information enclosed regarding how important this test is to their wellbeing increases the up-take.

It may be that you send a number of letters over a period of approximately three months and audit the up-take to see if it is beneficial. The average % of exception reporting for smears in Essex for practices is around 3.7%.

The prescription has to be issued in the preceding 6 months, if you do not issue the medication between 1st October to 31st March it will not count.

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.

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.

CTV3

XaJ5m Angiotensin II receptor antagonist not indicated

And

XaIIf    Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not indicated

Version 2

8I6C.   Angiotensin II receptor antagonist not indicated

And

8I64.    Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not indicated

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