Case #684

NCL19 Suture or reconstruction of muscle in elbow or forearm

Added by Kristin Dahlen 8 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:2020-02-13
Priority:Error correctionSpent time:-
Assignee:Kristin Dahlen
Target version:Target version 2021
Initiator:Norway Target year:2021
Case type:Minor Owner / responsible:National organisations
MDC:GEN Old forum status:
Target Grouper:COMMON


Procedure code NCSL19 'Suture or plastic repair of muscle of elbow or forearm' have the following properties in the Norwegian version.

PROCPR 03S01 Major head or neck procedure
PROCPR 08S12 Soft tissue procedure
PROCPR 09S07 Other skin, subcutaneous tissue or breast procedure
PROCPR 21S09 Other OR procedure for injuries
PROCPR 99S90 Extensive procedure - list created during exporting process

We think that PROCPR 03S01 Major head or neck procedure is obviously wrong. We therefore want to remove this property from the code.

The Norwegian data do not have cases with this code in combination with diagnosis from MDC 03.
This is a matter of medical description/ error correction, so further analysis seems not to be necessary.

PROCPR 03S01 Major head or neck procedure shall be removed from procedure code NCL19.

Technical change
PROCPR 03S01 will be set to OUT in the proc1 sheet for the code NCL19.


#1 Updated by Martti Virtanen 7 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Martti Virtanen 7 months ago

  • Priority changed from Minor to Error correction

#3 Updated by Veronika Stemme 7 months ago

Veronika Stemme, DRG-team Sweden
Sweden support this suggestion.

#4 Updated by Kristiina Kahur 7 months ago

Finnish National DRG-Centre/Kristiina Kahur 6-3-2020

No code respective national code (NCSL19) in Finnish version.
Clinically meaningful change.

#5 Updated by Kristiina Kahur 6 months ago

  • Status changed from Active to Accepted

Nordic Casemix Centre/Kristiina Kahur 26-3-2020

2020-03-09 Expert group. This change was accepted for every country.

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