Case #548

Correcting the DGCAT of Z453, Z461 and Z974

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

Status:AcceptedStart date:2017-03-10
Priority:Error correctionSpent time:-
Assignee:Kristiina Kahur
Target version:Expert Group 2017
Initiator:Finland Target year:2018
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.
DRG change
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.

DGCAT_change_580O.xlsx - Appendix 1 (12.4 KB) Kristiina Kahur, 2017-03-10 12:41


#1 Updated by Kristin Dahlen over 4 years ago

Norway support the change, as we have the same error in our Version.

#2 Updated by Martti Virtanen over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from Minor to Error correction

2017-04-05 Martti Virtanen Nordic Casemix Centre
This is an obvious error that needs to be corrected as soon as possible.
Technical changes is correct.

#3 Updated by Martti Virtanen almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Active to Accepted

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