Created Aug 2019
The ACCD Coding Rule Viral induced wheeze, published December 2017, was marked as not applicable in New Zealand because it was a change in coding practice.
With the implementation of Eleventh Edition is New Zealand to now follow this coding rule or continue to assign B34.9 Viral infection, unspecified as the additional diagnosis?
All previous ACCD Coding Rules that were marked as ‘not applicable to New Zealand coding practice for the duration of Eighth Edition’, which are marked as still current and/or have been updated are to be followed for Eleventh Edition. Therefore, in the cases of viral induced wheeze, follow the ACCD coding rule.