Activity

From 2017-03-29 to 2017-04-27

2017-04-27

19:08 Case #499: Congenital disorders of muscle tone (P94) in children >1 year
Kristiina Kahur/Finnish Natioanl DRG-centre 2017-4-27
Thanks Raplh for reply and technical changes.
Kristiina Kahur
17:07 Case #499: Congenital disorders of muscle tone (P94) in children >1 year
2017-04-27 2017-04-27 Ralph Dahlgren
This is a response to Kristiina Kahur comment 2017-04-25
Sweden completely agr...
Ralph Dahlgren
17:52 Case #521: Islet cell transplantation
2017-04-27.
In the Swedish cost data there are very few cases concerning this and cost wise they fit best in DRG 05C...
Ralph Dahlgren
17:30 Development initiative #547: NordDRG logic versions combined to one table.
2017-04-27. This concerns the very much appreciated NordDRG 2017 COM – model2.xlsx”.
When doing the technical change...
Ralph Dahlgren
16:18 Case #516: Rearranging the cases in DRG 038O Primary iris procedures, short therapy and 042O Intr...
2017-04-27.
Sweden has gone through Finnish cases #509-#517 again and also the technical changes done by Martti.
#5...
Ralph Dahlgren
12:43 Case #510: Merging DRGs 038 Primary iris procedures and DRG 042 Intraocular procedures except ret...
*Mats Fernström, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden 2017-04-27*
For the sake of simplicity, we in prin...
Mats Fernström

2017-04-26

17:12 Case #507: New DRG in MDC12 for outpatient stereotactic radiotherapy or demanding isotope therapy...
2017-04-26 Martti Virtanen
Technical changes for combined NordDRG version.
Changes affect only NordDRG Fin.
The n...
Martti Virtanen
17:11 Case #507: New DRG in MDC12 for outpatient stereotactic radiotherapy or demanding isotope therapy...
2107-03-13 Expert group.
The change was accepted for Finland. Nowegian or other versions are not changed.
Martti Virtanen
14:25 Case #509: Merging DRGs 040N Extraocular procedures except orbit age >17and DRG 041 Other interve...
2017-04-26 Martti Virtanen
This case is also closely related to the other ophtalmological changes. I have therefore ...
Martti Virtanen
14:21 Case #509: Merging DRGs 040N Extraocular procedures except orbit age >17and DRG 041 Other interve...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Accepted for all. (No effect on NordDRG Swe)
Countries may still react to retain the two g...
Martti Virtanen
12:10 Case #510: Merging DRGs 038 Primary iris procedures and DRG 042 Intraocular procedures except ret...
2017-04-26 Martti Virtanen
Technical changes for combined NordDRG based on Swedish and Finish proposals.
Martti Virtanen
12:09 Case #510: Merging DRGs 038 Primary iris procedures and DRG 042 Intraocular procedures except ret...
2017-03-13 Expert group
The mergin of inpatient DRG's 038 and 042 was accepted for all versions
Martti Virtanen
11:29 Case #511: Merging DRGs 036A Other retinal procedures and DRG 036B Extensive procedure for retina...
2017-04-26 Martti Virtanen
Based on proposals from Sweden and Finland I have completed the technicak changes of the ...
Martti Virtanen
11:23 Case #511: Merging DRGs 036A Other retinal procedures and DRG 036B Extensive procedure for retina...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Accepted in principal but need checkup for the procedure propeties. In the proposed format, ...
Martti Virtanen
09:28 Case #514: DRG 041O Other interventions for problems in eye region, short therapy– splitting into...
2014-04-26 Martti Virtanen
Correction to the Technical changes.
DRG 041O is inactivated in the Finnish version, no...
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-25

15:46 Case #512: New DRG for Transurethral incision of prostate, TUIP
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
The modified case affects only NordDRG Fin and can therefore be introduced in 2018 versio...
Martti Virtanen
15:45 Case #512: New DRG for Transurethral incision of prostate, TUIP
Kristiina Kahur/Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-25
Just would like to clarify that the case was postponed for c...
Kristiina Kahur
15:34 Case #512: New DRG for Transurethral incision of prostate, TUIP
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert gorup postponed the case for further analysis by Finland. For other countries the pro...
Martti Virtanen
15:25 Case #499: Congenital disorders of muscle tone (P94) in children >1 year
Kristiina Kahur/Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-25
Thanks, Mats. DGCAT 01M99 is in dg_1 sheet indeed.
Unless ...
Kristiina Kahur
11:58 Case #499: Congenital disorders of muscle tone (P94) in children >1 year
*Mats Fernström, NPK, Sweden, 2017-04-25*.
DGCAT 01M99 exists in all versions and the text is "Other disorders of th...
Mats Fernström
14:52 Case #517: New DRG in MDC2 for transplantation of cornea (short therapy)
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
The cases #509, #514, #515, #517 and #517 are all about ophtalmology and the changes are ...
Martti Virtanen
14:51 Case #516: Rearranging the cases in DRG 038O Primary iris procedures, short therapy and 042O Intr...
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
The cases #509, #514, #515, #517 and #517 are all about ophtalmology and the changes are ...
Martti Virtanen
14:50 Case #514: DRG 041O Other interventions for problems in eye region, short therapy– splitting into...
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
The cases #509, #514, #515, #517 and #517 are all about ophtalmology and the changes are ...
Martti Virtanen
13:06 Case #514: DRG 041O Other interventions for problems in eye region, short therapy– splitting into...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the change only for NordDRG Fin.
The principal of of DRG definition ...
Martti Virtanen
14:49 Case #515: DRG 802O Non-extensive procedure of eye, short therapy– separating the cases puncture ...
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
The cases #509, #514, #515, #517 and #517 are all about ophtalmology and the changes are ...
Martti Virtanen
12:23 Case #503: DRG 315 Other kidney and urinary tract o. r. procedures– splitting into different groups
2017-04-25 Martti Virtanen
I missed the fact that DRGf 315C is already in use in NordDRG Swe. Forth character 'C' is...
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-24

14:54 Case #496: Reintroduction of DRG Z73 ‘Patient’s gender is missing’
Norway do not want the new 470 DRGs in our version. As we do have only one DRG 470, the rules might be introduced to ... Kristin Dahlen
14:16 Case #499: Congenital disorders of muscle tone (P94) in children >1 year
We would like to repeat Kristiinas question about the DGCAT 01M99, we do not have it in the Norwegian version either.... Kristin Dahlen
13:48 Case #515: DRG 802O Non-extensive procedure of eye, short therapy– separating the cases puncture ...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the case for NordDRG Fin only.
As illustrated by the technical chang...
Martti Virtanen
13:15 Case #516: Rearranging the cases in DRG 038O Primary iris procedures, short therapy and 042O Intr...
2017-04-24 Martti Virtanen
In short this combines DRG 038O and 042O to one DRG (042P) with the expecption of cases f...
Martti Virtanen
12:52 Case #516: Rearranging the cases in DRG 038O Primary iris procedures, short therapy and 042O Intr...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the proposal. Technical changes need checkup.
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-21

23:37 Case #517: New DRG in MDC2 for transplantation of cornea (short therapy)
2017-04-20 Martti Virtanen
Attached are the technical changes.
As the full listing of all rules using 02S.. proper...
Martti Virtanen
23:29 Case #517: New DRG in MDC2 for transplantation of cornea (short therapy)
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert gorup accepted the proposal. Technical changes need to be finalized.
Martti Virtanen
22:30 Case #518 (Accepted): Clinical examination requiring general anesthesia
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the change.
Martti Virtanen
22:28 Case #520 (Rejected): Hypothermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC CRS) in colorectal cancer, ...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group recommended no change in this case.
Martti Virtanen
22:23 Case #503: DRG 315 Other kidney and urinary tract o. r. procedures– splitting into different groups
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted to split the DRG's as proposed However, NordDRG Swe will maintain the ...
Martti Virtanen
10:59 Case #521: Islet cell transplantation
2017-04-20 Martti Virtanen
Since Sweden is using the CC group for DRG 192 that does not exist in the other versions ...
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-20

13:43 Case #521: Islet cell transplantation
2017-03-13 Expert group
The proposal was accepted as proposed by Sweden.
Martti Virtanen
13:31 Case #537: DRG for health care at a distance
*Mats Fernström, NPK, Sweden 2017-04-20*
Yes, it is possible to make the technical changes in your way but we delibe...
Mats Fernström
12:18 Case #527: Plastic surgery after excessive weight loss (incl post bariatric surgery)
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-20
In order to accept the OR property change OR=2 -> OR=1 of liposuction code Q...
Kristiina Kahur
11:36 Case #524: cf. 2017 changes, diagnostic radiology
2017-04-20 Martti Virtanen
After thorough consideration I realized that the only way to solve the problem in Norway ...
Martti Virtanen
11:22 Case #524: cf. 2017 changes, diagnostic radiology
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted that for NordDRG Nor the radiological codes may not affect the DRG ass...
Martti Virtanen
11:35 Case #523: cf. 2017 changes "Annen bildeveiledet"
2017-04-20 Martti Virtanen
After thorough consideration I realized that the only way to solve the problem in Norway ...
Martti Virtanen
11:23 Case #523: cf. 2017 changes "Annen bildeveiledet"
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expeet group accepted that for NordDRG Nor the radiological codes may not affect the DRG ass...
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-19

20:08 Case #525: K50.8 Crohns disease (Crohns disease in both small and large disease)
2017-03-13 Exert group
Expert group accepted the proposal with the modification from Sweden.
Martti Virtanen
19:55 Case #527: Plastic surgery after excessive weight loss (incl post bariatric surgery)
2017-04-19 Martti Virtanen
The technical changes are now rewritten. The Norwegian proposal has several problems if t...
Martti Virtanen
19:29 Case #527: Plastic surgery after excessive weight loss (incl post bariatric surgery)
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group recommended acceptance of the case for Norway. The technical changes need to be...
Martti Virtanen
13:15 Case #529: Laryngectomy always include tracheostomy
Finnish National DRG-centre/Kristiina Kahur 2017-4-19
Thanks for explanation.
I am confident that technical chan...
Kristiina Kahur
12:56 Case #529: Laryngectomy always include tracheostomy
2017-04-19 Martti Virtanen
The proposal from Ralph is based on the discussion at the expert group meeting and I thin...
Martti Virtanen
11:38 Case #529: Laryngectomy always include tracheostomy
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted in pinciple the change but the proposed technical changes did not work...
Martti Virtanen
10:08 Case #530: U19A changed to U05N by addition of NDL49
2017-04-19. Thank you for asking that question but Sweden want these rows to be placed there. The intention is to hav... Ralph Dahlgren

2017-04-18

15:01 Case #530: U19A changed to U05N by addition of NDL49
2017-03-13 Expert group
The proposed change was accepted for Sweden only. Other countries may join if they wish.
...
Martti Virtanen
14:45 Case #531: XS008 (Conference about patient) to DRG for Team-visit
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the proposal. The change is only in NCSP+ mapping.
Martti Virtanen
14:26 Case #532: ENA Incision in palate
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the case with the Swedish modification.
The technical changes based ...
Martti Virtanen
14:04 Case #533 (Further active): Problems with "missing values" in the NordDRG system
2017-03-13 Expert group
The case was not accepted. The problem remains. A missing time label can be substitued by an...
Martti Virtanen
13:46 Case #534 (Accepted): Changes of DRG-names, Sweden
2017-03-13 Expert group
The case was accepted.
Martti Virtanen
13:45 Case #535 (Further active): Central Venous catheters
2017-03-13 Expert group
The case was not accepted. It remains open for further comments.
Martti Virtanen
13:41 Case #536: «Reconstruction-total replacements» procedures
2017-03-13 Expert group
The proposal was accepted. It affects only Norway. The technical changes are corrected. Plea...
Martti Virtanen
11:17 Case #537: DRG for health care at a distance
2017-04-18 Martti Virtanen
The proposed change is technically unnecessary complicated. All interventions with 40V42 ...
Martti Virtanen
10:14 Case #537: DRG for health care at a distance
2017-03-13 Expert group
The proposed change was accepted. Affects on NordDRG Swe
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-13

12:33 Case #538: Percutaneous occlusion of a. lienalis
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-13
We would keep it the same in Finnish version. Thus, no changes in 2018.
We...
Kristiina Kahur
12:25 Case #529: Laryngectomy always include tracheostomy
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-13
We would be glad to get Martti's feedback to technical changes made by Finla...
Kristiina Kahur
11:04 Questions and answers #551: FNG05 and TFP00 lead to DRG 115A Removal of permanent cardiac pace...
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-4-13
We had a look at this case too.
In Finnish DRG logic the rules of PCI DR...
Kristiina Kahur

2017-04-12

16:51 Case #539: Diastasis recti
2017-04-12 Martti Virtanen
Technical changes modified as proposed by Sweden.
Martti Virtanen
15:07 Case #539: Diastasis recti
2017-04-12. Sweden has looked att the technical Changes from 20170412 done by Martti. Martti gave us the possibility ... Ralph Dahlgren
14:48 Case #539: Diastasis recti
2017-04-12 Martti Virtanen
When checking the technical changes document I realized that Norway has a number of subca...
Martti Virtanen
14:46 Case #539: Diastasis recti
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the proposal.
Martti Virtanen
16:38 Case #538: Percutaneous occlusion of a. lienalis
2017-03-13 Expert group
Expert group accepted the change for NordDRG Nor only.
To acchieve this a new NCSP+ code f...
Martti Virtanen
15:35 Case #529: Laryngectomy always include tracheostomy
2017-04-12. Sweden has looked at the suggested Changes submitted by Findland. If we in Sweden understood Marttis sugg... Ralph Dahlgren
14:43 Case #525: K50.8 Crohns disease (Crohns disease in both small and large disease)
2017-04-12. Since the decision was to include both KK50.8 and K50.9 in the change Sweden has made technical Changes. ... Ralph Dahlgren
14:41 Case #541: Combined groin hernia operations
Finnish National DG-centre/Kristiina Kahur 2017-4-12
According to my notes, it was decided in Riga meeting that th...
Kristiina Kahur
14:38 Case #521: Islet cell transplantation
2017-04-12. Sweden has done technical Changes to case #521. These will work for us at least.Can maybe be used by other? Ralph Dahlgren
14:32 Case #511: Merging DRGs 036A Other retinal procedures and DRG 036B Extensive procedure for retina...
20170412. Sweden has tried to make technical Changes to this case #511.
Se file "TC #511 C686.xlsx"
Ralph Dahlgren

2017-04-11

17:20 Case #541: Combined groin hernia operations
2017-04-11 Martti Virtanen
My understanding is that the changes were accepted for all versions.
I realized also th...
Martti Virtanen
17:17 Case #541: Combined groin hernia operations
2017-03-13 Expert group
Reimbursemetn for a patient with operation on both groin hernia and other hernia cannot be ...
Martti Virtanen
16:37 Questions and answers #551: FNG05 and TFP00 lead to DRG 115A Removal of permanent cardiac pace...
20170411. We have looked at your question. In Sweden are all the PCI patients grouped to DRG 112E, 112F Swedish E18C... Ralph Dahlgren
14:46 Case #550: Coding of Candida oesophagitis
2017-04-11. If we in Sweden understand this case correctly it correspond to the old NCMC case #434 that was postponed... Ralph Dahlgren
14:08 Case #540: Procedures for ingrown nails
2017-03-13 Expert group
On the Expertgroups meeting march 2017 it was deicided that the approval was for suggestion ...
Ralph Dahlgren
13:39 Case #543: Dupuytren’s contracture treated with the procedure NDM06 Percutaneous needle fasciotom...
2017-03-13 Expert group
Norway want that these cases to be assigned to the same DRG as ZXXX98/WBGM45 'Other local ad...
Martti Virtanen
13:19 Case #530: U19A changed to U05N by addition of NDL49
20170411. While going through the case again and comparing the file DRGlogic and in column "ord" the first technical ... Ralph Dahlgren
12:39 Case #552 (Accepted): Injection of therapeutic agent into or percutaneous occlusion of iliac arte...
Initiated: 2017-04-11
Initiator: Martti Virtanen: Nordic Casemix Centre
Sent to NordDRG Forum: 2107-04-11
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Martti Virtanen
12:02 Case #510: Merging DRGs 038 Primary iris procedures and DRG 042 Intraocular procedures except ret...
Ralph Dahlgren The National Board of Health and Welfare 2017-04-11
In the technical changes for Sweden some changes ...
Ralph Dahlgren
11:37 Case #500: Complementary dx codes that may not be used as main diagnos
2017-04-11.
At the Expertmeeting march 2017 it was decided that the suggestion number 2 was accepted. Sweden has the...
Ralph Dahlgren

2017-04-06

08:06 Case #541: Combined groin hernia operations
While going through the cases when making technical changes for the Swedish definitiontables we notet that in Mats te... Ralph Dahlgren

2017-04-05

13:54 Case #532: ENA Incision in palate
Ralph Dahlgtren, Department of Helath and Wellfare Sweden 2017-04-05
The two involved procedurecodes are:
ENA00 Inc...
Ralph Dahlgren
13:00 Questions and answers #551 (Active): FNG05 and TFP00 lead to DRG 115A Removal of permanent car...
NCSP codes FNG05 and TFP00 seem to have clinically conflicting importance.
Please look into the following discover...
Malle Avarsoo
11:04 Case #548: Correcting the DGCAT of Z453, Z461 and Z974
2017-04-05 Martti Virtanen Nordic Casemix Centre
This is an obvious error that needs to be corrected as soon as poss...
Martti Virtanen

2017-04-04

14:49 Development initiative #547: NordDRG logic versions combined to one table.
Finnish National DRG-center 2017-4-4
The combination of all national versions in one table is very good and useful...
Kristiina Kahur
12:34 Development initiative #547: NordDRG logic versions combined to one table.
This developement of common is very good. It simplify when when creating technical Changes for cases and also makes i... Ralph Dahlgren
14:31 Case #550 (Rejected): Coding of Candida oesophagitis
Initiated: 2017-04-04
Initiator: Martti Virtanen: Nordic Casemix Centre
Responsible at National organization: Martt...
Martti Virtanen
11:07 Case #528 (Rejected): Delayed suture or wound revision with delayed suture
2017-03-13 Expert group
Problem in translation. Unclear what is needed. Case can be reactivated if necessary.
Martti Virtanen
11:03 Case #542: Missing plus signs for ICD in Drglogic
Expert group 2017-03-13
The rules ORD 104D040300, 405D023000 and 405D023010 are only valid for Swe-version.
The ru...
Martti Virtanen

2017-03-31

08:54 Case #512: New DRG for Transurethral incision of prostate, TUIP
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-31
Given the big variance in coding of prostate biopsy in Finnish hospitals, we...
Kristiina Kahur

2017-03-29

16:37 Case #512: New DRG for Transurethral incision of prostate, TUIP
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
We would like to make the changes in Finnish 2018 version according to the o...
Kristiina Kahur
16:34 Case #515: DRG 802O Non-extensive procedure of eye, short therapy– separating the cases puncture ...
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
We have checked the Swedish and Norwegian model from cost point of view.
T...
Kristiina Kahur
16:23 Case #506: New DRG in MDC22 for outpatient cases with Dressing of major burn
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
It was decided in Riga meeting that QXD00 will be created a new NCSP+ code a...
Kristiina Kahur
16:19 Case #504: Merging DRG 472O Extensive burns with o. r. procedure, short therapy and DRG 459O Non-...
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
We checked whether there are cases with skin transplantation in DRG 459O. Th...
Kristiina Kahur
15:44 Case #482: Prostate biopsy
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
After checking the case thoroughly we will not implement this change in Finn...
Kristiina Kahur
15:29 Case #366: Revision of properties of diagnoses complicating the cesarean section
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
Thanks Mats for technical changes. They have been modified (Swedish subcodes...
Kristiina Kahur
14:54 Case #502: DRG 316 Kidney failure – splitting into two groups– with and without cc and dialysis
Finnish National DRG-centre 2017-3-29
Based on the comments made by Mats and Martti and discussion during the Expe...
Kristiina Kahur
 

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