DRG


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DRG

Abbreviation for diagnosis-related group.

DRG

Diagnosis-related group Managed care A unit of classifying Pts by diagnosis, average length of hospital stay, and therapy received; the result is used to determine how much money health care providers will be given to cover future procedures and services, primarily for inpatient care. See RBRVS, Utilization review. Cf CPT coding.

DRG

Abbreviation for diagnosis-related group.

DRG

Abbreviation for diagnosis-related group.
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This will code to DRG 90: simple pneumonia, age >17, with no complications or co-morbidities.
As such, the case now codes to DRG 89: simple pneumonia, age 17, with a co-morbidity or complication.
It is important to note that certain cc's are considered to be expected with the principle diagnosis, and therefore will not change the DRG. For example, nausea and vomiting would be considered to be part of the symptom complex for gastroenteritis.
The importance of co-morbidities and complications becomes even more pronounced when one looks at DRG's for surgical procedures.
This documentation would code to DRG 149: Major small and large bowel procedures without a comorbidity or complication.