Request for confirmation of what the read code for Piriformis Syndrome

David Lawson made this Official Information request to Accident Compensation Corporation

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From: David Lawson

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

I refer you to the ICD-10 Diagnostic Code: G57.01 Lesion of sciatic nerve, right lower limb (Piriformis Syndrome, aka Pseudosciatia)

OIA Request:

I respectfully request your assistance in confirming the corresponding equivalent Diagnostic Read Code that applies to the ICD- 10 Injury Diagnostic Code: G57.01 Lesion of sciatic nerve, right lower limb (Piriformis Syndrome, aka Pseudosciatia), that ACC accepts from treatment providers.

I have checked through the 606 pages of the full Read Codes that the Corporation kindly provided via www.FYI.org.nz, but with there being over 33,000 codes in total spread over 606 pages, I have been unable to locate the specific ACC read code that applies a treatment providers diagnosis of Piriformis Syndrome following accidental trauma.

I have located the Read Code of N143. Sciatica, however I am unsure whether there is a more specific Read Code that covers irritation and or the lesion of the sciatic nerve caused by the spasming of, or trauma to the piriformis muscle which is located in the buttocks.

I appreciate your time and assistance and respectfully request that my request be responded to under urgency within the next 10 working days, being by the end of business close on 4th August 2017, with my reason being so that I can formally lodge pursuant to Section 48 (a), (b) and (c ) of the ACC Act 2001 claims for cover and entitlements for a number of classes of injuries sustained, and so as allow me to access the correct assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for these injuries.

Yours faithfully,

David Lawson

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From: Government Services
Accident Compensation Corporation

Dear Mr Lawson

 

Thank you for your email dated 24 July 2017, copied below, requesting
information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

ACC is working on your request and will be in touch with you as soon as
possible, and certainly by 21 August.

 

We have noted your request for receipt of the information by 4 August. If
we are able to accommodate that time frame, we will.

 

While the Act allows a requester to ask for a request to be processed
urgently (where they specify the reason for this), agencies are not bound
by such a request. Whether a response can be provided under urgency will
depend on various factors, including the complexity of the request, the
time required to form a response, and the workload of the agency.

 

If you have any questions in the meantime, we will be happy to work with
you to resolve these. We can be contacted via email at:
[1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

OIA Services, Government Engagement and Support

 

Government Engagement and Support    
  ACC / Justice Centre / 19 Aitken Street
PO Box 242 / Wellington 6140 / New Zealand / [2]www.acc.co.nz    
 
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From: Government Services
Accident Compensation Corporation


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Dear Mr Lawson

 

Please find attached our response to your Official Information Act request
of 24 July 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

OIA Services, Government Engagement and Support

 

Government Engagement and Support    
  ACC / Justice Centre / 19 Aitken Street
PO Box 242 / Wellington 6140 / New Zealand / [1]www.acc.co.nz    
 
  ACC cares about the environment – please don’t print this email    
    unless it is really necessary. Thank you.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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