Medicine:Procedure code

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Procedure codes are a sub-type of medical classification used to identify specific surgical, medical, or diagnostic interventions. The structure of the codes will depend on the classification; for example some use a numerical system, others alphanumeric.

Examples of procedure codes


North American


  • Classification des Actes Médicaux (CCAM) (used in France)[4]
  • Classificatie van verrichtingen (Dutch)
  • Gebührenordnung für Ärzte (GOÄ) (Germany)
  • Nomenclature des prestations de santé de l'institut national d'assurance maladie invalidité (Belgium)
  • OPCS-4 (used by the NHS in England)[5]
  • OPS-301 (adaptation of ICPM used in Germany)
  • Read codes, used in United Kingdom General Practice
  • TARMED (Switzerland)


  • Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI)[6]

See also


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