The Expert Group 2016 autumn meeting will take place Wednesday the 31st of August and Thursday the 1st of September 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The next Nordic Casemix Conference will be held on 19-20.5.2016 in Reykjavik.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica: www.hiltonreykjavik.com/is
The Expert Group meeting will take place Thursday 12th and Friday 13th of March 2015 in Oslo.
More information will be provided the soonest.
The Expert Group autumn meeting will take place Thursday the 28th and Friday 29th of August 2014 in Reykjavik.
The meeting place is hotel Hilton Reykjavik Nordica http://www.hiltonreykjavik.com/, meeting room D.
The agenda of the meeting will be distributed to participants by e-mail before the meeting.
Nordic Casemix Centre has made a pre-reservation for 15 rooms at the Hilton Hotel.
This reservation is valid until two weeks prior to the meeting.
The price is 24.400 ISK per room per night (Guest Room SGL).
Breakfast is 2.800 ISK per person per day.
If you choose to make a reservation from the pre-reserved rooms please use the reference number 185746 or the name Nordic Casemix Centre.
Reservations can be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Expert Group spring meeting 2014 will take place on the 24th and 25th of March 2014 in Stockholm.
The meeting will take place in the building of Dagens Nyheter at Gjörwellsgatan 30. The meeting room is Riddarfjärden, situated on the 7th floor.
The meeting agenda is attached.
Nordic Casemix Centre has made pre-reservations for 15 rooms at the Marriot Courtyard Stockholm hotel [[http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stocy-courtyard-stockholm-kungsholmen/]].
The hotel is located on Rålambshovsleden 50 and is within walking distance from the meeting place.
The special group price is 1595 SEK (including breakfast) per person per night. The hotel will keep the pre-reservation until two weeks before arrival, thereafter the guest must contact the hotel for reservations based on current availability and price.
The participants are invited to a complementary dinner at the hotel restaurant Monday the 24th at 7 pm.
Maintenance of casemix systems and the development tools
Authors: Martti Virtanen, Maisa Lukander, Tapio Pitkäranta, Petra Kokko
Casemix systems organize the primary classified data to a secondary classification of DRG’s or other casemix groups that are both medically meaningful and economically homogenous.
Maintenance of casemix systems requires a combination of medical, statistical and financial knowledge to be transformed into formal definition of the secondary classification. The systems are based on routinely collected data but the surrounding is in continuous movement and the groupers need to modified to accommodate for changes in both the classifications (diagnoses and interventions) and the care routines. A special demand for a change is the coming change of ICD version from ICD-10 to ICD-11. At the same time the resource use of existing services is continuously changing causing also need for modifications.
This workshop focuses on the casemix systems maintenance tools. We discuss efficient routines and tools to develop and maintain the systems.
We identify the following challenges in Casemix classification development
• Maintenance process of casemix / DRG system
We would like to be able to discuss the routines and tools currently used in some example countries (3-4 countries).
Performing changes to a particular casemix classification version
Testing modifications with a grouper
• Linking economical data on resource use to the system
Cost per patient model
• Combining national needs to an international Casemix system
• Documenting development needs and decisions that have been made
Linking documentation and modifications
• Effects on classification changes with special reference to ICD-11 process
One of the examples will be the NordDRG collaboration. Nordic Casemix Center is a collaboration of 5 Nordic countries and 2 Baltic countries that develops and maintains the NordDRG system for the countries. Nordic Casemix Center is currently refining its maintenance tools. Currently our NDMS-tool (NordDRG Maintenance System) is based on and relational database program (FoxPro®) and we use a separate Windows help based tool as searchable document of the proposed and accepted changes. Both require special technical skills and their maintenance is problematic..
We intend to have a demonstration of a new developmental tool bases on graphical interaction for the definition of the casemix system (NordDRG).
Expert group meeting 29-30.8.2013 in Riga (1 comment)
The Expert Group autumn meeting 2013 shall take place in Latvia, Riga 29th to 30th of August 2013.
Meeting place: Hotel EUROPA ROYALE Riga
Possible hotels in Latvia
1) Same as the meeting place: EUROPA ROYALE Riga, Kr.Barona str. 12,LV-1050 Riga, Latvia
Ph: +371 67079405, Fax: +371 67079449
Latvian partners have prebooked 15-20 rooms for special price 70.00 EUR per night for participants of the meeting. The participants have to make the reservation of the rooms for this special price in the meeting venue hotel EUROPA ROYALE Riga by sending email to address Sales.Riga@EuropaRoyale.com with reply DRG till 30 July.
Closest hotels to the venue hotel EUROPA ROYALE Riga are:
Hotel Tallink Riga, Elizabetes 24, Riga, LV-1050
Radisson Blue Elizabete hotel, Elizabetes iela 73, Riga, LV-1010
Pre agenda for the meeting as an attachment
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