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COPD Annual Review(Added in last 12 months)

66YM. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease annual review
66YB0 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3 monthly review
66YB1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 6 monthly review

And one of these added in the last 12 months:

173H. MRC Breathlessness Scale: grade 1
173I. MRC Breathlessness Scale: grade 2
173J. MRC Breathlessness Scale: grade 3
173K. MRC Breathlessness Scale: grade 4
173L. MRC Breathlessness Scale: grade 5


COPD Codes

H3... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
H31.. Chronic bronchitis
H310. Simple chronic bronchitis
H3100 Chronic catarrhal bronchitis
H310z Simple chronic bronchitis NOS
H311. Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
H3110 Purulent chronic bronchitis
H3111 Fetid chronic bronchitis
H311z Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis NOS
H312. Obstructive chronic bronchitis
H3120 Chronic asthmatic bronchitis
H3121 Emphysematous bronchitis
H3123 Bronchiolitis obliterans
H312z Obstructive chronic bronchitis NOS
H313. Mixed simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
H31y. Other chronic bronchitis
H31y1 Chronic tracheobronchitis
H31yz Other chronic bronchitis NOS
H31z. Chronic bronchitis NOS
H32.. Emphysema
H320. Chronic bullous emphysema
H3200 Segmental bullous emphysema
H3201 Zonal bullous emphysema
H3202 Giant bullous emphysema
H3203 Bullous emphysema with collapse
H320z Chronic bullous emphysema NOS
H321. Panlobular emphysema
H322. Centrilobular emphysema
H32y. Other emphysema
H32y0 Acute vesicular emphysema
H32y1 Atrophic (senile) emphysema
H32y2 MacLeod's unilateral emphysema
H32yz Other emphysema NOS
H32z. Emphysema NOS
H36.. Mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
H37.. Moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
H38.. Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
H39.. Very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
H3A.. End stage chronic obstructive airways disease
H3y.. Other specified chronic obstructive airways disease
H3y0. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
H3y1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute exacerbation, unspecified
H3z.. Chronic obstructive airways disease NOS
H5832 Eosinophilic bronchitis (v26)

Exclusion codes (Every 12 months)

9h5.. Exception reporting: COPD quality indicators
9h51. Excepted from COPD quality indicators: Patient unsuitable
9h52. Excepted from COPD quality indicators: Informed dissent


COPD 003.1 Rationale

COPD is increasingly recognised as a treatable disease with large improvements in symptoms, health status, exacerbation rates and even mortality if managed appropriately. Appropriate management should be based on NICE clinical guideline 101 and international GOLD guidelines in terms of both drug and non-drug therapy.

In making assessments of the patient's condition as part of an annual review and when considering management changes it is essential that health care professionals are aware of:

A tool such as the Clinical COPD Questionnaire could be used to assess current health status.
Clinical COPD Questionnaire. http://www.ccq.nl/

Additionally there is evidence that inhaled therapies can improve the quality of life in some patients with COPD. However, there is evidence that patients require training in inhaler technique and that such training requires reinforcement. Where a patient is prescribed an inhaled therapy their technique should be assessed during any review

The MRC dyspnoea scale gives a measure of breathlessness and is recommended as part of the regular review. It is available under Section 1.1, Diagnosing COPD, in table one of the NICE clinical guideline 101 on COPD.


COPD 003.2 Reporting and verification

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

Prepared By Jean Keenan