AHIMA Releases Summary of MS-DRG Changes in FY19 IPPS Final Rule

2018-10-12 | American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)

A summary of the MS-DRG classification provisions in the FY2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule is available in AHIMA's HIM Body of Knowledge. This final rule was published in the August 17 issue of the Federal Register. MS-DRG changes described in AHIMA's summary include:

  • Restructuring of MDC 14 (Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium)
  • Code additions and deletions for edits in the Medicare Code Editor
  • Creation of a new "Questionable Obstetric Admission" edit
  • Additions and deletions to the CC and MCC severity levels list
  • Changes in non-O.R. and O.R. procedure designations