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Ellen Grant
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This version 5.00 Final, effective October 1, 2020, replaces the v5.00 Beta posted previously. This second beta release addresses the issue encountered by Vent era in regard to error code 9.

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A Beta test release of CMG version 5.00 is now available to assist providers and vendors in the transition of the program from DLL to Java JAR. The prior CMG and DLL Versions were both 4.01, allowing processing of IRFA assessments with discharge date on or after 4/1/2020.

It uses the Quality Indicator items, incorporates an unweighted motor score calculation, contains revised case-mix groups, and updates the ICD-10-CM codes used by the CMG grouper. NOTE: During the beta testing, there were errors in the DLL for low motor score values documented in Appendix E. These errors were corrected for the final release.

This new version incorporates revisions to the list of comorbidities used by the CMG grouper. This new version incorporates revisions to the list of comorbidities used by the CMG grouper.

This new version incorporates a correction to the handling of comorbidities by the CMG grouper. The test data files posted with the original CMG 2.81 package are flawed.

Comorbidity Tier assignment is made on the basis of the presence of specific single ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and on the basis of specific ICD-10-CM code combinations. The only changes with the final version of CMG 2.70 (from the previous draft version) is to remove the word “Draft” from the file names and documentation headers of “Technical documentation.pdf” and Program documentation.pdf”.

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The major change with draft version of CMG 2.70, from the current version CMG 2.60, is to accommodate the expansion of the comorbidities (Item 24 on the IRFA) from a maximum of 10 ICD-9 codes to a maximum of 25 ICD-9 codes. CMG V2.70 Corrected XML Test Data (ZIP) : In the XML test data included with the CMG 2.70 package, an incorrect format has been used for Item 24 comorbidities that are skipped.

The data specifications require a skipped comorbidity to be coded as a single caret but the test data has been coded as a caret with trailing blanks . These errors have been corrected in a new XML test data file (CM1F15V9 xml.zip) now available for download.

The update adds a third item explaining XML test data problems and the corrections made. Its range includes the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys in the United States, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean, and most of the Brazilian coast.

Scientists from our Southeast Fisheries Science Center are working to understand the changes that have occurred in coral reef ecosystems following the loss of top predators, such as groupers. From 1997-2005, our researchers collaborated with Florida State University's Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology (Dr. Chris Koenig and Dr. Felicia Coleman) to monitor the status and recovery of Goliath grouper.

This Goliath grouper research program investigated juvenile and adult Jewish abundance, distribution and migration patterns; their age and growth; and their habitat utilization. With the help of Don Maria we have tagged over 1,000 adult Jewish and have observed aggregations of Goliath grouper in both the Gulf of Mexico and more recently, the South Atlantic.

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Posters created by the Center of Marine Conservation help disseminate information about our project and its requirements, highlighting our tagging study and the morphology of Goliath grouper. Given that these groupers were afforded protected status, researchers worked to utilize and develop novel non-lethal techniques to procure and analyze biological samples for life history information.

Researchers have also determined that soft dorsal rays hold promise for aging older fish (Marie et al., 2008). These casualties, resulting from red tide, gave our biologists a unique opportunity to collect a multitude of biological samples, without having to sacrifice healthy animals.

From these decomposing carcasses, biologists were able to record length for use in an age/length relationship, and were able to extract monoliths and remove dorsal spines and rays for comparison of hard parts in age and growth analysis. Tissue samples were also removed and sent to the Florida Marine Research Institute, so they could evaluate the level of red tide toxin.

The sampling trip gave these biologists an opportunity to educate the curious beach goers about red tide and Goliath grouper (a few of which had been misidentified as baby manatees). Attempts to evaluate the data needed to assess the status of these depleted stocks and develop rebuilding plans present unique challenges.

In 2010, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA Fisheries convened a benchmark Goliath grouper assessment for the continental U.S. population. This project would not have been possible without ongoing collaboration with researchers from Florida State University, Everglades National Park, and the recreational fishing and SCUBA diving communities.

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Grouper fingerlings raised in an indoor hatchery with established operating procedures and bio security exhibited much better grow-out survival than fingerlings from conventional hatcheries. Current aquaculture practices in developing countries are often plagued by the shortcomings of traditional aquaculture. The intensive farming patterns of backyard-style aquaculture have often caused disease outbreaks, leading to high mortality and unstable production.

For example, Taiwan was previously known as the “Kingdom of Tiger Shrimp,” with an annual production of 80,000 metric tons (MT) in 1987. The overall survival rate of fish farmed in Southern Asia is around 20 to 40 percent due to various bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.

To meet the increase in global demand for seafood, the aquaculture industry clearly needs new concepts, products and bio security technology to address these significant bottlenecks. As vaccines have been employed successfully to control diseases in human and domestic land animals, such prophylactic approaches have prevented disease outbreaks, decreased the abuse of antibiotics and assisted the industrialization of cold-water fish aquaculture in developed countries.

However, in Taiwan and neighboring south Asian countries, grouper fingerling production has suffered due to major moralities from severe nervous necrosis virus (Nov) infection that resulted from careless farming behavior. At the grow-out stage, grouper have been found to be infected by Nov, Irish virus and bacterial pathogens such as Vibrato species, Aeromonas, Streptococcus and parasites.

The group selected grouper as a target fish for which to develop new and sustainable farming technology. As Nov is mostly found at the juvenile larval and post larval stages, vaccines must be administered early before infection.

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In addition, the authors established a univalent invective vaccine that with one immunization can prevent most viral and bacterial diseases for the grow-out stage. Nov has been found in the waters of most farming areas, as well as in bloodstock, fertilized eggs and commercial live starting feeds at current outdoor grouper hatcheries.

This facility and its stable supply of virus-free larvae enabled detailed studies on the parameters of grouper embryo development, which included step-by-step analyses of their chemical, physical and nutritional requirements. These database then facilitated the assembly of electronic standard operating procedures for the indoor production of disease-free fingerlings.

That demonstrated the ability of the indoor hatchery to produce healthy Nov specific pathogen-free (FNSPF) grouper fingerlings (Table 1). The immunized fingerlings are resistant to several diseases and can elevate survival rates and decrease production costs (Fig.

Production of frozen fish fillets would allow the distribution of grouper to international market outlets. Editor’s Note: This article is based on the authors’ research to develop vaccines to protect cultured grouper from various diseases.

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The Atlantic Goliath grouper or Tamara (Epimetheus Tamara), also known as the Jewish, is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths from 5 to 50 m (16 to 164 ft). Its range includes the Florida Keys in the US, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean and most of the Brazilian coast.

On some occasions, it is caught off the coasts of the US states of New England off Maine and Massachusetts. In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it occurs from the Congo to Senegal.

Young Atlantic Goliath groupers may live in brackish estuaries, oyster beds, canals, and mangrove swamps, which is unusual behavior among groupers. They may reach extremely large sizes, growing to lengths up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) and can weigh as much as 360 kg (790 lb).

The world record for a hook-and-line-captured specimen is 308.44 kg (680.0 lb), caught off Fernanda Beach, Florida, in 1961. Considered of fine food quality, Atlantic Goliath grouper were a highly sought-after quarry for fishermen.

It is a relatively easy prey for spear fishermen because of the grouper's inquisitive and generally fearless nature. They also tend to spawn in large aggregations, returning annually to the same locations.

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Until a harvest ban was placed on the species, its population was in rapid decline. The fish is recognized as “vulnerable” globally and “endangered” in the Gulf of Mexico.

The species' population has been recovering since the ban; with the fish's slow growth rate, however, some time will be needed for populations to return to their previous levels. Goliath groupers are believed to be protogynous hermaphrodites, which refer to organisms that are born female and at some point in their lifespans change sex to male.

Males can be sexually mature at about 115 centimeters (45 in), and ages 4–6 years. In May 2015, the Atlantic Goliath grouper was successfully bred in captivity for the first time.

Tidal pools act as nurseries for juvenile E. Tamara. In tidal pools juvenile E.Tamara are able to utilize rocky crevices for shelter.

Besides shelter, tidal pools provide E. Tamara with plenty of prey such as lobster and porcelain crab. The Atlantic Goliath grouper has historically been referred to as the “Jewish”.

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It may have referred to the fish's status as inferior leading it to be declared only suitable for Jews, or the flesh having a “clean” taste comparable to kosher food ; it has also been suggested that this name is simply a corruption of jaw fish or the Italian word for “bottom fish”, Giuseppe. In 2001, the American Fisheries Society stopped using the term because of complaints that it was culturally insensitive.

^ Lovato, Cleo nice Maria Cardozo; Soars, Bruno Clears; Begot, Tiago Octavio Buffalo; Montage, Luciano Coach de Assis (January 2016). “Tidal pools as habitat for juveniles of the Goliath grouper Epimetheus Tamara (Lichtenstein 1822) in the Amazonian coastal zone, Brazil”.

Risky, Delaney C.; Bakenhaster, Micah D.; Adams, Douglas H. (2015). “ Pseudorhabdosynochus species (Monogenoidea, Diplectanidae) parasitizing groupers (Serranidae, Epinephrine, Epinephrine) in the western Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waters, with descriptions of 13 new species”.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Epimetheus Tamara. In 2008, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shifted its payment approach in the outpatient surgery industry from the nine- grouper methodology to APC-based reimbursement, many assumed that commercial payers would follow suit.

But the majority of insurers continued to base reimbursement to ambulatory surgery centers (Asks) and hospital outpatient departments (Holds) on grouper -based methodologies. However, the limitations of these grouper -based methodologies have recently driven some payers to make the move to APC reimbursement in the ambulatory space, despite the cost.

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When a commercial payer converts from groupers to APC's, its procedural reimbursement methodology will mirror CMS rates and weights; but that’s where the similarities often end. In practical terms, what’s emerging is usually a hybrid of CMS methodology and the payer’s historical internal proprietary reimbursement models.

Finally, while the APC methodology is a vast improvement over the groupers, it remains imperfect, and there are some codes that incur implant costs or other variables that render the current allowable amount unsatisfactory. Despite these challenges, the trend of payers converting their outdated ambulatory reimbursement systems to current-generation APC-based methodologies remains far more positive than negative.

If outpatient surgery centers ask the right questions, they won’t suffer any downstream negative impact in contracting with payers that are in the process of converting. It is very important that surgery centers develop tools and systems to confirm that future reimbursements match their negotiated payment methodology.

The result could be increases or decreases in reimbursement rates, depending on a surgery center’s case mix and Medicare’s annual adjustments. Section 1886(d) of the Act specifies that the Secretary shall establish a classification system (referred to as Dogs) for inpatient discharges and adjust payments under the IPS based on appropriate weighting factors assigned to each DRG.

Therefore, under the IPS, we pay for inpatient hospital services on a rate per discharge basis that varies according to the DRG to which a beneficiary's stay is assigned. Congress recognized that it would be necessary to recalculate the DRG relative weights periodically to account for changes in resource consumption.

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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 (MDR) 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. Proposed ICD-10 MS-DRG Definitions Manual Files V38 (ZIP) : A zip file with the ICD-10 MS DRG Definitions Manual (Text Version) contains the complete documentation of the proposed ICD-10 MS-DRG Grouper logic.

The 21st Century Cures Act requires that by January 1, 2018, the Secretary develop an informational “Hopes version” of at least 10 surgical Madras. 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).

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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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