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Certification ICD coding support

From January 2022, laboratories will receive further support in encrypting diagnoses. The digital helper is integrated into the practice software and is directly available to (laboratory) doctors when coding. We would like to inform you that we have been certified by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) for this ICD coding support, which will be valid for three years from January.

The background is an order from the Appointment Service and Supply Act, according to which the KBV must create binding specifications for coding and introduce them by January 1, 2022. Because the coding quality is constantly under scrutiny. The result is ICD coding support, which, however, does not introduce any new coding regulations. Rather, it helps to apply the existing, but sometimes quite complicated, regulations of the ICD-10-GM even better and to find the most suitable code.

For our customers, the certification means additional security that the ICD-10 codes are correctly transferred in the intended manner when submitting the quarterly to your KV and that unnecessary deletions can be avoided.

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Cooperation between Medat and K&P – full service for your laboratory

The cooperation between Medat Laborinformationssysteme and K&P Computer from Wiesbaden has existed since 2012: while Medat provides the laboratories with secure laboratory software, K&P offers up-to-date and reliable hardware for everyday laboratory work.

This enables us to offer the customer a comprehensive overall package, which consists of fully configured hardware and laboratory-specific software.

In addition, we at Medat carry out the data migration from the old system to the new server remotely if required.

Medat continues to go into the future with K&P Computer as a strong partner, because:

The cooperation between Medat and K&P will continue to mean a full-service solution for our laboratory customers in the future.

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New Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

The Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance (CorSurV) has been in force since January 19, initially until October 31, 2021. In order to get a better overview of the variants of the coronavirus circulating in Germany, laboratories are to increasingly carry out full genome sequencing. The maximum possible number of whole genome sequencing per laboratory depends on the nationwide number of new infections in the previous calendar week. If this number exceeds 70,000, up to five percent of the samples tested positive can be sequenced. With a lower number of new infections, the limit increases to up to ten percent.

All information from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians can be found here:

Medat, Laborsoftware Hersteller, testet Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Lolli-Test auf Corona in NRW

PCR pool tests (lollipop test) in North Rhine-Westphalia

Since May 10, schoolchildren in North Rhine-Westphalia have been tested for the corona virus with so-called “lollipop tests”. These are simple saliva tests that are carried out twice a week in the study groups.

The tests are then carried out by our customer “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”in Cologne.

PCR pool testing is simple and age-appropriate: the students suck on a swab for 30 seconds, similar to a lollipop. It is much more pleasant to perform than throat and nose swabs, and therefore ensures greater acceptance by the participating students.

Finally, the samples from all the children in a study group are brought together and stored as an anonymous collective sample in the “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”analyzed and evaluated. The PCR method provides a very reliable test result.

The tests will initially be carried out until the summer vacation. All primary schools, special schools and schools with primary level in North Rhine-Westphalia have the opportunity to take part in the project.

More information is available at


Coronavirus variant: Further innovations in testing

Since January 27, 2021, variant-specific PCR tests have been possible in accordance with the revised Test Ordinance (TestV) of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). All persons with a positive PCR test result are eligible – including symptomatic patients who were tested as part of their medical treatment. The aim is to quickly identify the highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 variants.

What should be considered with regard to billing for laboratories and hospitals with the Medat laboratory information system:

If you want to carry out another variant-specific PCR according to TestV in the case of positive PCR tests (regardless of the type of calculation), you only need a unique analyte here. This examination may only be used for billing according to TestV and serves as a trigger in the OEGD dispensing program. The variant-specific examination must be recorded in the same order as the first PCR, otherwise a count is not possible.

The delivery file OEGD (TestV, record type LABTEST) is then created as follows:

If it is an OEGD order in which the normal PCR and the variant-specific PCR are entered

-> type of testing = 3

If the variant-specific PCR is entered in an order with a different accounting type (not TestV)

-> Type of testing = 1 (because the 1st PCR was not billed according to TestV)

Further information can be found on the website of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) at