Case #677

Changing the features of diagnosis code U07.1

Added by Kristiina Kahur 23 days ago.

Status:ActiveStart date:2020-02-05
Priority:MinorSpent time:-
Assignee:Kristiina Kahur
Target version:-
Initiator:Nordic Casemix Centre Target year:2020
Case type: Owner / responsible:National organisations
MDC:MDC18 Old forum status:
Target Grouper:LAT


Due to the recent outbreak of new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the World Health Organization has created a new ICD10 code for this disease. The code is currently included in Chapter XXII - Special Codes (U00-U85), code specifying new coronavirus is U07.1 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease.

As most of the countries have their 2020 version delivered already, this change is not concerning 2020 version anymore unless the countries decide to update the 2020 version. Alternatively they wait until the 2021 changes will be discussed and decided.
Given that Latvian 2020 tables are delivered with delay, this new code U071 is taken into account in their 2020 version already to be able to allow the grouping of cased with main diagnosis U071 to DRG 918O Infectious and parasitic disease, short therapy w/o significant procedure (outpatient cases) or DRG 421 Viral illness, age >17 (inpatient cases) instead of 470.

Code U071 is given DGCAT 18M04 Viral illness, MDC18 Infectious and parasitic diseases and PDGPROP 05P10 Circulatory and respiratory problem in Latvian version.

This will be discussed in expert group meeting if these features are appropriate.

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