Submitting a coding query

Queries regarding clinical coding can be submitted to the Coding Helpdesk.

Before submitting a coding query to the coding helpdesk:

  1. Refer to the Australian Coding Standards (ACS), published Coding Rules, FAQs, Q&As and New Zealand Coding Conventions for advice and direction
  2. Review ICD-10-AM/ACHI Tabular List and Alphabetical Index for instructions
  3. Consult with clinicians, clinical coders and other stakeholders
  4. Check the coding query database for any similar or related queries.

Ensure that you have a clear and well defined question, supported with background information.

Submit a coding query to coding_helpdesk@health.govt.nz.

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