Case #160

Case 2011-MDC17-01 Merging DRG 411 and 412 to one DRG for “History of malignancy”

Added by Anonymous almost 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:2011-03-18
Priority:NormalSpent time:-
Target version:Expert Group 2011
Initiator:Sweden Target year:2012
MDC:MDC17 Owner / responsible:
Target Grouper:COMMON, DEN, EST, FIN, ICE, LAT, NOR, SWE Old forum status:CLOSITEM - Closed item


Last updated: 2011-04-20
Status: CLOSITEM - Closed item
Initiated: 2011-03-18
By: Mats Fernström, NPK, Sweden


CPK ID 370


When we studied the effects of the inactive OR property for the codes for greater anaesthesia (see Case 2009-OR-01:, we had problems with the procedure property 17S02 that activated the OR property. We found out that the best way to solve that problem is to delete DRG 412 (History of malignancy w endoscopy), the only DRG that uses the procedure property 17S02. DRG 412 is not very relevant in a medical perspective and there are few cases in Sweden. Both in a medical and a cost perspective it is OK to let the cases go to DRG 411 (History of malignancy w/o endoscopy), see table below.


DRG 411 and 412 are merged to one group with the DRG code 411N and the text “History of malignancy”.


Expert Network 2011-03-17

The proposal was presented to the Nordic Expert network on the meeting in Reykjavik 2011-03-18 when the inactive OR property was discussed, and the meeting recommended accepting the proposal.


Technical change 2011-03-28

A new DRG 411N with the name “History of malignancy” is created.

The current rule 417D141 is removed. The current rule 417D143 is modified by changing DRG to 411N.

DRG change 2011-03-28

DRG 412 is combined with DRG 411 to DRG 411N. (The procedure property 17S02 wills no more be used and it will automatically disappear from the definition tables.)


NordDRG 2012

2011_MDC17-01_1.jpg (8.88 KB) Anonymous, 2014-01-08 13:43


#1 Updated by Anonymous almost 8 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Active to Accepted
  • Start date changed from 2014-01-08 to 2011-03-18

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