Congress recognized that it would be necessary to recalculate the DRG relative weights periodically to account for changes in resource consumption. Accordingly, section 1886(d)(4)(C) of the Act requires that the Secretary adjust the DRG classifications and relative weights at least annually.
Currently, cases are classified into Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (Madras) for payment under the IPS based on the following information reported by the hospital: the principal diagnosis, up to 24 additional diagnoses, and up to 25 procedures performed during the stay. In a few Madras, classification is also based on the age, sex, and discharge status of the patient.
Effective October 1, 2015, the diagnosis and procedure information is reported by the hospital using codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). For additional information on the MS- DRG system, including yearly reviews and changes to the Madras, please view prior Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPS) proposed and final rules located in the left navigational area of this page.
CMS is hosting a listening session that will describe the Medicare-Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MSC DRG) Complication and Comorbidity (CC)/Major Complication and Comorbidity (MCC) Comprehensive Analysis discussed in the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPS) proposed and final rules. This listening session will include review of the methodology to measure the impact on resource use and will provide an opportunity for CMS to receive public input on this analysis and to address any clarifying questions in order to assist the public in formulating written comments on the current severity level designations for consideration for FY 2021 rule making.
Under the Hopes version of the Madras developed for this requirement, to the extent feasible, the MS- DRG assignment for a given service furnished to an outpatient (billed using a Hopes code) is as similar as possible to the MS- DRG assignment for that service if furnished to an inpatient (billed using an ICD-10-PCS code). The HCPCS-MS- DRG definitions manual and software developed under the requirements of section 15001 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114–255).
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Hospital inpatients classified by their admission, severity of illness and risk of mortality. And we can show you how to use them to improve quality of care, lower costs and enhance population health.
Hear Jedi ALM, Vice President of Health Network Services, discuss how 3M’s APR DRG methodology turned out to be better than Madras for paying commercial claims. Over 2,400 hospitals have licensed 3M APR Dogs to verify payment and analyze their internal operations.
The 3M APR DRG methodology classifies hospital inpatients according to their reason for admission, severity of illness and risk of mortality. Payers often use 3M APR Dogs as the basis for an inpatient prospective payment method and as the risk adjuster in measuring hospital quality.
Here are a few examples of how the 3M APR DRG patient classification methodology can bring value to health care organizations. 3M APR Dogs have been used in multiple analyses as the risk adjuster to make fair comparisons across hospitals on quality measures such as mortality, potentially preventable complications and potentially preventable readmissions.
Hospitals, state agencies, payers and researchers use 3M APR Dogs to yield insights about clinical care. For example, analysis in multiple states has quantified the sharp inverse relationship between birth weight and the hospital’s cost of neonatal care.
The occurrence of an inpatient stay is used in the 3M™ Patient-focused Episodes (PFE) Software to define an episode of care that includes the inpatient stay, the associated hospital and professional services, and related post-discharge services (such as rehabilitation). Each payer that uses 3M APR Dogs makes its own decisions about prices and payment policies.
Licensees of the 3M APR DRG methodology have access to the following documents on the 3M Customer Support website: 3M's experts are available to advise provider organizations, health plans, government agencies and other interested parties on how to obtain maximum value from using the 3M APR Dogs.
3M's consultants can also help payers design payment methods based on 3M APR Dogs and demonstrate how to use 3M APR Dogs to understand patterns of utilization, charges, cost and payment. All the data required to assign an APR DRG can be obtained from a standard inpatient hospital discharge record, such as the UB-04 form or the X12N 837I electronic transaction.
The 3M APR DRG logic uses claims data to assign patients to one of 326 base 3M APR Dogs that are determined either by the principal diagnosis, or, for surgical patients, the most important surgical procedure performed in an operating room. Each base 3M APR DRG is then divided into four severity of illness (SOI) levels, determined primarily by secondary diagnoses that reflect both comorbid conditions and the severity of the underlying illness, creating the final set of 1,306 3M APR Dogs.
The present-on-admission (POA) indicator for each secondary diagnosis is a required data field for computing the severity of illness at the time of admission. The clinical logic is maintained by a team of 3M clinicians, data analysts, oncologists, programmers and economists.
Please note that payers and other users of the 3M APR DRG methodology are responsible for ensuring that they use relative weights that are appropriate for their particular populations. 3M releases a new version of the 3M APR Dogs every October 1 to reflect updates in the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure code sets and to include enhancements to the clinical classification logic.
These documents are listed here for the information of readers interested in the various ways that 3M patient classification methodologies have been applied. Also note that listing these references does not imply endorsement of 3M methodologies by individual authors, other organizations or government agencies.
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The ICD-10 MS- Regrouped assigns each case into an MS- DRG based on the reported diagnosis and procedure codes and demographic information (age, sex and discharge status).