Case #436

Missing property of NCSP code PC2DT (Embolisation of tumor of liver)

Added by Kristiina Kahur over 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:2015-11-04
Priority:Error correctionSpent time:-
Assignee:Kristiina Kahur
Target version:Expert Group 2016
Initiator:Finland Target year:2016
Case type: Owner / responsible:National organisations
MDC:MDC07 Old forum status:
Target Grouper:FIN


There is an obvious error in Finnish grouping logic which has created weird grouping to DRG 477 in case the maindx is C22 (Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts) and its subcodes, and respective procedure is embolisation of the tumor of liver. This error has to be fixed.
The problem concerns NCSP code PC2DT (Embolisation of tumor of liver). The code is missing the property referring to MDC07 (Diseases and disorders of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas).
To solve the issue we suggest to give to code PC2DT the property 07S07 (Other hepatobiliary or pancreas procedure).


#1 Updated by Anonymous about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Target version 2016 to Expert Group 2016

#2 Updated by Martti Virtanen almost 4 years ago

2016-03-09 Nordcase - Martti Virtanen
PC2DT is not an NCSP code, it is a Finnish radiological intervention code. The corresponding NCSP+ code is PCXT2D 'Embolisation of lesion of liver'. Linked codes exist in Finland, Iceland and Latvia. Finland has a second code linked to PCXT2D - PC2ET Extensive embolisation of lesion of liver'. The proposal applies to all these codes.

#3 Updated by Kristiina Kahur almost 4 years ago

Finnish National DRG-Centre 2016-3-11

This problem got fixed in Finnish 2016 version already and the case should be closed and not be active anymore.
P.s. Also the radiological intervention codes should be the NCSP code according to our understanding. At least they appear in definition tables and also in NCSP+.
It is probably the matter of definition of NCSP code. Is it only surgical intervention or could it be radiological intervention or any other non-invasive (surgical) intervention.

#4 Updated by Martti Virtanen almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Active to Accepted
  • Priority changed from Minor to Error correction

2016-03-15 Expert group (MV)
This correction has already been done for NordDRG 2016.

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