Using the right Read code to lodge and update claims

When you lodge a claim or update a diagnosis, you need to use a Read code that matches the diagnosis or type of injury. This helps us make sure we're covering the right injuries and to work out the type of support, treatment and rehabilitation your patient can get.

On this page

    Find the right Read code

    Our Read codes are integrated into our eBusiness gateway and most practice management systems. You can look them up and add them to your online claim form. Use the Read code that most accurately describes your patient’s injury.

    Find all read codes here:

    List of all the Read codes

    You can also check our lists of commonly used Read codes.

    For physiotherapy

    Read codes in physiotherapy

    For chiropractic

    Read codes in chiropractic

    For osteopathy

    Read codes in osteopathy

    If you can't find the right Read code

    If you can't find a Read code to match your diagnosis, use code Z. Give us a written diagnosis and we'll find the best-matched code for the injury you described.

    Who can lodge claims for different injuries

    Depending on the type of health provider you are, you can only lodge claims for specific types of injuries on behalf of your patient.

    If your provider type is listed next to an injury, then you can provide initial treatment. Complete the ACC45 for that injury and lodge the claim on behalf of the patient.

    If your provider type isn’t listed next to an injury, you can provide initial treatment and complete the ACC45. You'll need to refer your patient to a medical practitioner before we can determine cover.

    Chiropractor A and B

    If you’re a chiropractor, the injury claims you can lodge and treat are different depending on the type of your annual practicing certificate.

    Chiropractor A includes non-spinal or extra-vertebral techniques/therapy  (EVT) whilst chiropractor B excludes this.

    Acupuncturists

    Acupuncturists can't lodge claims. Injured patients should be referred to a medical practitioner or another registered treatment provider for assessment, diagnosis, and claim lodgment.

    Commonly used read codes by injury type

    Abrasions and splinters

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    SD00.

    Abrasion head/neck

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD000

    Abrasion face

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD10.

    Abrasion trunk

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD101

    Abrasion chest wall

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD20.

    Abrasion upper arm (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD21.

    Abrasion upper arm (infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD30.

    Abrasion lower arm (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD31.

    Abrasion lower arm (infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SDA..

    Multiple superficial injuries/abdomen, lower back and pelvis

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD40.

    Abrasion hand (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD41.

    Abrasion hand (infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD46.

    Splinter hand (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD60.

    Abrasion leg

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD602

    Abrasion knee

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SD700

    Abrasion foot (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    SD710

    Abrasion foot (infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    SD810

    Corneal abrasion

    • Optometrist
    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    SH0..

    Burns eye/adnexa

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Optometrist

    SH1..

    Burns head/neck

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SH2..

    Burns trunk

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SH3..

    Burns arm (excluding hand)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SH4..

    Burns hand(s)/wrist

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SH5..

    Burns lower limb

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    SE0..

    Contusion head/neck

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE00.

    Contusion forehead

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE01.

    Contusion cheek

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE02.

    Contusion nose

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE03.

    Contusion lip

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Dentist

    SE05.

    Contusion ear

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE09.

    Contusion scalp

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE2..

    Contusion trunk

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE20.

    Contusion breast

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE21.

    Contusion chest wall

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE23.

    Contusion back

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE24.

    Contusion genital organs

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE3..

    Contusion upper limb

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE30.

    Contusion upper arm/shoulder

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE31.

    Contusion elbow/forearm

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE32.

    Contusion wrist/hand

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE33.

    Contusion finger

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE332.

    Contusion thumb/fingernail (haematoma)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SE40.

    Contusion hip and thigh

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SE41.

    Contusion knee and lower leg

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist

    SE42.

    Contusion ankle and foot

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist

    SE43.

    Contusion toe

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist

    SE44.

    Contusion lower limb (multiple sites)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    SF110

    Crush injury back

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF203

    Crush injury upper arm

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF22.

    Crush injury wrist or hand

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF23.

    Crush injury finger(s)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF231

    Crush injury thumb (closed)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF233

    Crush injury finger (open)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist

    SF322

    Crush injury foot (closed)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    S42..

    Dislocation elbow

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S41..

    Dislocation/subluxation shoulder

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4104

    Dislocation clavicle

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S43..

    Dislocation wrist/metacarpal

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S44..

    Dislocation/subluxation finger/thumb

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S45..

    Dislocation hip

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S463.

    Dislocation knee (patella)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S465.

    Dislocation knee (not otherwise specified)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S48..

    Dislocation phalanges (foot)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4801

    Dislocation tarsal bones

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4804

    Dislocation meta-tarsals

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S490.

    Dislocation cervical spine

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4920

    Dislocation lumbar spine

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4942

    Dislocation sacrum

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4G..

    Dislocation ankle

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S4J..

    Dislocation/subluxation other

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    S030.

    Fracture skull

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S044.

    Fracture facial bones

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S102.

    Fracture thoracic spine

    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S105.

    Fracture lumbar spine

    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S106.

    Fracture sacrum

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S108.

    Fracture coccyx

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S10B3

    Fracture ilium

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S10B4

    Fracture acetabulum

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S10B5

    Fracture pubis

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S120.

    Fracture rib (closed)

    • Chiropractor
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S20..

    Fracture clavicle (closed non-displaced)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S224.

    Fracture humerus (closed distal)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S2240

    Fracture elbow

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S2241

    Fracture distal humerus, supra-condylar (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S226.

    Fracture humerus (closed proximal)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S230.

    Fracture proximal radius/ulna (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S231.

    Fracture of proximal radius/ulna (open)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S232.

    Fracture of shaft of radius/ulna (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S233.

    Fracture of shaft of radius/ulna (open)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S234.

    Fracture of distal radius/ulna (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S2341

    Fracture colles

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S235.

    Fracture of distal radius/ulna (open)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S2401

    Fracture scaphoid (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S24z.

    Fracture carpal bone

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S25..

    Fracture of meta-carpal bone

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S26..

    Fracture phalanx-hand

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S30..

    Fracture hip/femur

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S33..

    Fracture tibia /fibula

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S34..

    Fracture ankle

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S352.

    Fracture tarsal bones/metatarsals (closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S36..

    Fracture phalanges (foot closed)

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S3z2.

    Stress fracture

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S4F..

    Fracture knee

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    F340.

    Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Medical practitioner

    N211.

    Rotator cuff syndrome

    Medical practitioner

    N2131

    Medial epicondylitis (elbow)

    Medical practitioner

    N2132

    Lateral epicondylitis (elbow)

    Medical practitioner

    N2165

    Prepatellar bursitis

    Medical practitioner

    N2174

    Tendonitis achilles

    Medical practitioner

    N21z2

    Tendonitis upper/lower limb

    Medical practitioner

    N220.

    Teno-synovitis upper/lower limb

    Medical practitioner

    N3371

    Sudek's atrophy

    Medical practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    7G321

    Avulsion of nail

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    S7122

    Laceration lung

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S74z.

    Laceration liver (rupture)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S75z.

    Laceration spleen (rupture)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S7700

    Laceration bladder (rupture)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S82..

    Open wound ear

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S830.

    Open wound scalp

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S832.

    Open wound nose

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8341

    Open wound cheek

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8342

    Open wound forehead

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8343

    Open wound eyebrow

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8344

    Open wound lip

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Dentist

    S8345

    Open wound jaw

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Dentist

    S836.

    Open wound mouth

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Dentist

    S85..

    Open wound chest wall

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S86..

    Open wound back

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S87..

    Open wound buttock

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S88..

    Open wound external genitalia

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8z..

    Open wound head/neck/trunk (not otherwise specified)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S90..

    Open wound shoulder/upper limb

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S91.

    Open wound elbow/forearm/wrist

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S92..

    Open wound hand

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S93..

    Open wound finger(s) thumb

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S935.

    Open wound fingernail

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA100

    Open wound knee

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA101

    Open wound leg

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA2..

    Open wound foot

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    SA3..

    Open wound toe(s)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    N131.

    Chronic/recurrent pain (cervical)

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    N142.

    Low back pain, acute pain-lumbar, lumbago

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    N143.

    Sciatica

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    N2264

    Rupture hand -wrist flexor tendon

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S460.

    Sprain meniscal tear (medial)

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S461.

    Sprain meniscal tear (lateral)

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S50.

    Sprain upper arm/shoulder

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S500.

    Sprain acromio – clavicular ligament

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S503.

    Sprain infraspinatus tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S504.

    Sprain rotator cuff

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S507

    Sprain shoulder joint

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S508.

    Sprain biceps tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S51.

    Sprain forearm

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S510.

    Sprain elbow

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S520.

    Sprain wrist

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5204

    Sprain radial collateral ligament (thumb)

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5210

    Sprain hand

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S522.

    Sprain thumb

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S523.

    Sprain finger

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S524.

    Sprain tendon wrist or hand

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S53..

    Sprain hip/thigh

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S533.

    Sprain quadriceps tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S534.

    Sprain, patella tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S535.

    Sprain hamstring tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S54..

    Sprain knee/leg

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S540.

    Sprain lateral collateral ligament knee

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S541.

    Sprain medial collateral ligament knee

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S542.

    Sprain cruciate ligament knee

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S543.

    Sprain superior tibiofibular

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S54x1

    Sprain gastrocnemius

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S550.

    Sprain ankle

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5502

    Sprain ankle joint lateral

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5504

    Sprain achilles tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S551.

    Sprain foot

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5512

    Sprain metatarso-phalangeal joint

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5513

    Sprain inter-phalangeal joint

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Medical practitioner

    S560..

    Sprain lumbosacral ligament

    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S561.

    Sacroiliac ligament sprain

    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S570.

    Neck sprain

     
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S571.

    Sprain thoracic spine

     
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S572.

    Sprain lumbar spine

     
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S574.

    Sprain coccyx

     
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5Q2.

    Rupture of supraspinatus

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5Q4.

    Rupture of bicep tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5u1.

    Rupture,hamstring tendon

    • Chiropractor A
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    S5u2.

    Rupture, patella tendon

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S5v0.

    Rupture, achilles tendon

    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Medical practitioner

    S5y3.

    Sprain rib cage

    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist
    • Medical practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    S906.

    Amputation at shoulder

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S96..

    Amputation finger

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S97..

    Traumatic amputation of arm and hand

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S97X.

    Traumatic amputation of forearm, level unspecified

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA6..

    Amputation foot

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA78.

    Amputation upper leg

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SA7X.

    Amputation lower leg

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    Read code

    Description

    Provider type

    SN571

    Sexual abuse

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S60..

    Concussion

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    F542.

    Perforation eardrum tympanic membrane

    • Audiologist
    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    S8363

    Tooth fracture

    • Dentist 
    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    J0510

    Accidental loss of teeth

    • Dentist 
    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    M07z.

    Local infection skin/subcut tissue NOS

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    TE532

    Toxic reaction bee sting

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    TE60.

    Bite (dog)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    U120.

    Hit struck kicked twisted bitten/scratched by another person

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    M12..

    Dermatitis (contact)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    N2124

    Shoulder impingement

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    SD46

    Splinter hand (no infection)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SG00.

    Foreign body eye

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Optometrist

    SG1..

    Foreign body ear

    • Medical practitioner
    • Audiologist
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SG2..

    Foreign body nose

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    M2y5.

    Foreign body in skin or subcutaneous tissue

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Podiatrist

    SG52.

    Foreign body abdomen

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SGz..

    Foreign body other

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    N12..

    Acute back pain – disc

    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    N12C0

    Cervical disc prolapse radiculopathy

     
    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    N12C1

    Thoracic Disc Prolapse Radiculopathy

    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    N12C2

    Lumbar disc prolapse radiculopathy

    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    N141.

    Acute back pain - thoracic

    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    N1472

    Coccydynia

    • Medical practitioner
    • Chiropractor A
    • Chiropractor B
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    • Osteopath
    • Physiotherapist

    J30..

    Hernia, inguinal

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse practitioner

    J31..

    Hernia, femoral

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse practitioner

    SN53.

    Allergic reaction unspecified

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SP047

    Breakage of a prosthesis (or denture)

    • Medical practitioner
    • Dentist
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SP048

    Loosening of a prosthesis

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    SP049

    Dislocation of a prosthesis

    • Medical practitioner
    • Nurse/Nurse practitioner

    Other codes

    ICD

    ICD codes are commonly used by DHB’s and private hospitals, they're translated in to read codes by ACC.

    SNOMED

    SNOMED Clinical Terms (CT) is a new clinical terminology system, which has been endorsed by the Ministry of Health for use in the health and disability sector. It will replace read codes in the future.

    Using SNOMED Clinical Terms

    Last published: 14 December 2020