Correcting the DGCAT of Z453, Z461 and Z974
|Priority:||Error correction||Spent time:||-|
|Target version:||Expert Group 2017|
|MDC:||MDC03||Owner / responsible:||National organisations|
|Target Grouper:||FIN||Old forum status:|
There is an obvious error in Finnish grouper concerning the dental care and DRG 580O Mouth problem, short therapy.
Diagnosis codes Z453 Adjustment and management of implanted hearing device, Z461 Fitting and adjustment of hearing aid and Z974 Presence of external hearing-aid are currently grouped to DRG 580O Mouth problem, short therapy.
It is a clinical matter and no cost analysis is needed.
All three codes currently have DGCAT 03M99 Dental and oral diseases. This should be corrected and replaced by DCGAT 03M08 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses.
After the change the cases with abovementioned diagnosis, if coded as main dx, will be grouped in DRG 903O Disease and disorder of ear, nose, mouth and throat, short therapy w/o significant procedure instead of 580O Mouth problem, short therapy
The technical changes
Technical changes are presented in Appendix 1.
We are aware of the fact that the deadline for submitting the proposals is over. Since it concerns only Finnish version we hope though to get it taken care of so that we can have the correction in 2018 version.