the implementation of ICD-10 codes in October 2015, the 2018 DRG Desk Reference
(ICD-10-CM) gives access to crucial information to improve MS-DRG assignment
practices, guidance on how to accurately assign DRGs under the MS-DRG system,
and focuses on the Optimizing section of the DRG Desk Reference based on ICD-10
DRG Desk Reference (ICD-10-CM) is designed to work hand-in-hand with DRG Expert
and the Guide to Clinical Validation, Documentation and Coding, which is the
clinical section from the DRG Desk Reference based on ICD-9 codes. This product
is needed to answer all your DRG questions for all inpatient stays starting
after October 1, 2017, as those claims will use the MS-DRG methodology based on
Features and Benefits
Edge — Optimizing tips. Know the major factors involved in moving a patient
from a lower-paying MS-DRG to a higher one to receive optimal payment while
staying in compliance.
Edge — Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program resource. Understand the types
of reviews, target strategies, and targeted and top-audited DRGs.
commonly missed CC and MCC references. Perform accurate audits by knowing the
most commonly missed CCs in the medical record.
codes for common diagnoses and procedures. Quickly identify the key diagnosis
or procedure by ICD-10-CM code.
mix index section. Discusses the importance of calculating and tracking case
mix on a regular basis as well as tips for documenting case mix index changes
and their causes.
CC and MCC list. Know how codes considered MCCs and CCs will affect DRG
assignment—helping to legitimately improve reimbursement.
weights of every valid DRG. A quick reference of the relative weights of all
DRGs presented as options for optimizing.
of ICD-10 codes driving MS-DRG assignment.