Using the right Read code
When you lodge a claim for a patient, you need to use a Read code that matches their 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.
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.
You can also check our lists of commonly used Read codes:
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.
If your patient has more than one injury
Each injury should have its own code. If your patient has more than one injury, record the most severe or complex injury first. The other injuries should then be in order starting from the least severe or complex.