The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer.
PDT uses light to kill cancer cells. You have to take a drug that makes your body cells sensitive to light. Then the doctor shines a very bright light onto the cancer cells. This activates the drug and kills the cells.
G14.7 Fibreoptic endoscopic photodynamic therapy of lesion of oesophagus
In addition a code from the ICD-10 category C15.- Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus or C78.8 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified digestive organs would be recorded.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding