The DRG Expert has been a trusted and comprehensive reference to the DRG classification system for over 25 years. Organized by major diagnostic category (MDC), the convenient and innovative book layout follows the logical MS-DRG decision process. This is a must-have reference for those who need to verify DRG information and accurately assign MS-DRGs concurrently or retrospectively.
Features and Benefits:
Visual Indicators notify you of special alerts. Easily identify CC and MCC restrictions, special payment status, transfer DRG status, surgical / medical partitioning and other requirements.
Medicare CMS rate structure. Updated to provide current relative weight (RW), geometric mean length of stay (GMLOS) and arithmetic mean length of stay (AMLOS) for each MS-DRG under IPPS.
MS-DRG structure. Every diagnosis and procedure code that defines each DRG is listed.
LTC-DRG crosswalk and current rate structure. Know what the RW and length-of-stay data are for each MS-DRG under the LTCH prospective payment system.
MDC diagnosis list. Complete list of mutually exclusive diagnoses defining each MDC.
Transfer DRG Symbol. Indicates a DRG selected as a qualified discharge that may be paid at the per diem rate.
Average national payment. Listed for every MS-DRG as a quick benchmark comparison.
Updates posted online. Stay abreast of regulatory changes posted on the website, created exclusively for DRG Expert customers.
Easily locate the correct DRG. Use the numeric or alphabetic index to quickly identify a DRG based on its diagnosis or procedure code.
Surgical hierarchy table. Quickly find the DRG hierarchy for multiple procedure cases to help you assign the code that reflects the greatest resource utilization.
Alphabetic and numeric indexes. Search for DRGs by the numeric codes or by code titles for fast lookup.
Icons indicate which CC subclass the DRG belongs to based upon the presence or absence of CCs or major CCs (MCCs).
Complete list of diagnoses considered CCs and MCCs.
Full titles for each MS-DRG. Selection of the correct DRG begins with knowing its accurate and complete description.
Spiralbound, 8.5" x 11"
List Price $124.95
Sale Price: $99.95
Available Date: September 2012