Case 2009-MDC15-02 Neonate DRG when age is missing
|Target version:||Expert Group 2009|
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|Target Grouper:||Old forum status:||CLOSITEM - Closed item|
Last updated: 2009-03-20
Status: CLOSITEM - Closed item
By: Åke Karlsson, SKL/CPK, Sweden
Expert Network 2009-02-26 - Proposal rejected
Board 2009-03-20 - Recommendation accepted
CPK ID 288
Sometimes (probably only in batch grouping) grown-up patients can be grouped to neonate DRGs (DRG 385 – 390) with rtc 0 (Grouping completed technically) if the age is missing.
Comments and suggestion by CPK
No need for economical analysis because the matter is of principal nature.
There should be a validation rule that gives DRG 470 if the age is missing. The return code should be a new one with the text “Age of the patient is missing”.
Expert Network 2009-02-26
The meeting recommended not to accept the proposal. The case will be closed.