APR-DRG Weights and ALOS for Acute Services
Effective for discharges on or after July 1, , version 34 of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) grouper will be utilized for Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault. The Department of Health has completed the rate rebasing initiative, effective July 1, , and the development of the applicable service intensity weights (SIWs), average lengths-of-stays (ALOS) and cost outlier thresholds, which are also effective July 1,
October 1, Update for ICD
Effective for discharges on or after October 1, , version 33 of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) will be utilized for Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault. Since there are no changes to the APR-DRGs in v33 as compared to v31 and v32, the APR-DRG weights and outlier thresholds that were effective July 1, will remain in effect for the payment of these claims. Please refer to "Final APR-DRG Weights effective July 1, (version 31)" for the weights and outlier thresholds utilized effective October 1,
In addition, since the grouping is developed by 3M using clinical logic, if a claim does not group to an APR-DRG as the provider expects it to group, the provider will need to contact 3M to discuss the grouping logic. If 3M does determine, based on their clinical review, that the grouping should be revised, the Department is requesting the provider submit an email to [email protected] informing the Department about the grouping logic discussion with 3M and the outcome for informational purposes.
Effective for discharges on or after July 1, , version 31 of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) will be utilized for Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault. The Department of Health has completed the rate rebasing initiative, effective July 1, , and the development of the applicable service intensity weights (SIWs), average lengthofstays (ALOS) and cost outlier thresholds, which are also effective July 1, The Department will implement the new SIWs effective for all acute discharges that were processed beginning July 1, at the time the fee-for-service Medicaid acute rates are approved by the Division of the Budget. Further information will be supplied at that time. The SIWs, ALOS, and cost outlier thresholds will not be implemented retroactively to January 1,
The presentation to the hospitals on July 10, , regarding Acute Hospital Inpatient rates is published on the "Presentations" section of this web site. To view this and other presentations, select the "Presentations" button on the leftside navigation bar of this page.
January 1, - June 30,
For discharges beginning January 1, through June 30, , the SIWs, cost thresholds and ALOS will be used for payment purposes with version 30 of the APR-DRG grouper. Refer to the "Final APR-DRG Weights effective January 1, (version 30)" link above for further information.
Effective for discharges on or after January 1, , version 30 of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) will be utilized for Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault. The Department of Health has completed the development of the applicable service intensity weights (SIWs), average length-of-stays and cost outlier thresholds, which are also effective January 1, The Department implemented the new SIWs effective for all acute discharges that were processed beginning on November 22, Further, all previously paid claims were reprocessed with the January 1, and April 1, hospital inpatient rates that were approved by the Division of the Budget and loaded into the eMedNY system on November 28, This reprocessing also utilized the SIWs for the period January 1, through November 28,
Effective for discharges on or after January 1, , version 29 of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) will be utilized for Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault. The Department of Health has completed the development of the applicable service intensity weights (SIWs), average length-of-stays and cost outlier thresholds, which are also effective January 1, The Department implemented the new SIWs effective for all acute discharges that were processed beginning on March 1, Further, all previously paid claims were reprocessed with the January 1, hospital inpatient rates that were recently approved by the Division of the Budget and loaded into the eMedNY system on October 4, This reprocessing also utilized the SIWs for the period January 1, thru February 29,
As we continue our review of the FY Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, this week’s article focuses on MS-DRG changes and the resulting changes to the Post-Acute Transfer DRGs.
MS-DRG Classification Changes in the Final Rule
Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement
There was a request to create a new MS-DRG specific for various types of cardiac valve replacements performed by an endovascular or transcatheter technique.
CMS Data Analysis
The ICDCM procedure codes (, , , and ) are currently assigned to MS-DRGs , , , , and FY MedPar data revealed the following number of cases:
Number of Cases
Average Length of Stay
|MS-DRGs Cases with ICDCM codes , , , and||7,||$53,|
|MS-DRGs Cases without ICDCM codes , , , and||52,||$47,|
CMS established five criteria in the FY IPPS final rule (72 CFR ) to determine if subgroups of base MS-DRG cases should be created. In the criteria was based on average charges that was later converted to average costs. Criteria warranting a creation of a CC or MCC subgroup within a base MS-DRG must meet all of the following:
- A reduction in variance of costs of at least 3 percent.
- At least 5 percent of the patients in the MS-DRG fall within the CC or MCC subgroup.
- At least cases are in the CC or MCC subgroup.
- There is at least a percent difference in average costs between subgroups.
- There is a $ difference in average costs between subgroups.
Data analysis supported the creation of a new base MS-DRG subdivided into two severity levels. CMS’s advisors noted that patients undergoing endovascular cardiac valve replacements are significantly different than the population undergoing an open chest cardiac valve replacement. They also noted that grouping these procedures separately “provides greater clinical cohesion for this subset of high risk patients.”
FY MedPar data for the two proposed MS-DRGs as provided in the final rule:
Proposed New MS-DRGs for Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement
Number of Cases
Average Length of Stay
|Proposed New MS-DRG with MCC||3,||$61,|
|Proposed New MS-DRG without MCC||3,||$46,|
Two new MS-DRGs were created for endovascular cardiac valve replacements.
- MS-DRG (Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement with MCC); and
- MS-DRG (Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement without MCC).
Shoulder Replacement Procedures
A request was made to change the MS-DRG assignment for the following two shoulder replacement procedure codes:
- (Reverse total shoulder replacement); and
- (Revision of joint replacement of upper extremity).
For procedure code the request was made to reassign this procedure from MS-DRGs and (Major Joint/Limb Reattachment Procedure of Upper Extremities with CC/MCC and without CC/MCC respectively) to MS-DRG only.
For procedure code the request was made to reassign this procedure code from MS-DRGs , , and (Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures with MCC, with CC, and without CC/MCC, respectively), to MS-DRG
Based on the five criteria to determine if subclasses should be created for a base MS-DRG the claims data no longer supported the two severity level MS-DRGs and In the proposed rule CMS “proposed to collapse MS-DRGs and into a single MS-DRG by deleting MS-DRG and revising the title of MS-DRG to read “Major Joint/Limb Reattachment Procedure of Upper Extremities”.”
- Procedure code will continue to be assigned to MS-DRGs , and
- MS-DRGs and have been collapsed into MS-DRG (Major Joint/Limb Reattachment Procedure of Upper Extremities).
Back and Neck Procedures
A request was made to reassign cases with a complication or comorbidity (CC) in MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion with CC/MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator) to MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion without CC/MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator). The suggestion was made to create a new MS-DRG subdivided based solely on the “with MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator” and the “without MCC” (and no device) criteria.
CMS Data Analysis
FY MedPar data was evaluated using a three-way severity level split with the three subgroups in the following table:
Additional Analysis for Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion: Disc/Device Neurostimulator
Proposed New MS-DRGs for Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement
Number of Cases
Average Length of Stay
- With MCC or disc device/neurostimulator
- With CC
- Without CC/MCC
CMS adopted the proposed new MS-DRG grouping of:
- MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion with MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator);
- MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedure Except Spinal Fusion with CC); and
- MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedure Except Spinal Fusion without CC/MCC).
MDC Newborns & Other Neonates with Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
A request was made to evaluate the MS-DRG assignment of seven ICDCM diagnosis codes in MS-DRG (Neonate with Other Significant Problems). The requestor noted that the codes in question had no bearing on the neonate and do not represent a neonate with a significant problem. It was recommended that MS-DRG logic change so that the codes would not lead to assignment of MS-DRG
The recommendation was to add these seven codes to the “only secondary diagnosis” list under MS-DRG (Normal newborn) so the case would be assigned to MS-DRG (Normal newborn).
The proposal was adopted as final to reassign the following seven diagnoses to the “only secondary diagnosis list” under MS-DRG (Normal newborn) so that the case would be assigned to MS-DRG (Normal newborn):
- V (Family history of psychiatric condition),
- V (Family history of other neurological diseases),
- V (Family history of other endocrine and metabolic diseases),
- V (Family history of diabetes mellitus),
- V (Family history of other endocrine and metabolic diseases),
- V (Family history of infectious and parasitic diseases); and
- V (Ear piercing).
MS-DRG Surgical Hierarchy Changes
The MS-DRG Surgical Hierarchy is “an ordering of surgical classes from most resource-intensive to least resource-intensive.” “Application of this hierarchy ensures that cases involving multiple surgical procedures are assigned to the MS-DRG associated with the most resource-intensive surgical class.”
Hierarchy Changes in the Final Rule
MDC 5: Diseases and Disorders of the Circulatory System
- New MS-DRG (Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement with MCC) and new MS-DRG (Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement without MCC) will be sequenced above MS-DRG (Cardiac Defibrillator Implant with Cardiac Catheterization with AMI/HF/Shock with MCC).
MDC 8: Diseases and Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
- MS-DRGs and (Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion with CC/MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator and without CC/MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator respectively) are being removed from the hierarchy.
- New MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedure Except Spinal Fusion with MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator), new MS-DRG (Back & Neck Procedure Except Spinal Fusion with CC), and new MS-DRG (Back & Neck procedure Except Spinal Fusion without CC/MCC) are being sequenced above MS-DRG (Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedure Except Hip, Foot, Femur with MCC).
Partial Code Freeze
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of (PAMA) (Pub. L. ) was signed into law on April 1, PAMA specified that the Secretary may not adopt ICD prior to October 1, On August 1st CMS issued a rule finalizing October 1, as the new ICD Compliance Date. Changes in the final rule to the schedule for the partial code freeze include:
- On October 1, , October 1, and October 1, , there will be only limited code updates to both the ICDCM and ICD codes sets to capture new technologies and diseases as required by section (d)(5)(K) of the Act.
- On October 1, , there will be only limited code updates to ICD code sets to capture new technologies and diagnoses as required by section (d)(5)(K) of the Act. There will be no updates to ICDCM, as it will no longer be used for reporting.
- On October 1, (1 year after implementation of ICD), regular updates to ICD will begin.
MS-DRGs Subject to the Post-acute Care Transfer Policy (§)
§(a) defines a discharge under the IPPS as when “a patient is formally released from an acute care hospital or dies in the hospital.”
§(f) “provides that when a patient is transferred and his or her length of stay is less than the geometric mean length of stay for the MS-DRG to which the case is assigned, the transferring hospital is generally paid based on a graduated per diem rate for each day of stay, not to exceed the full MS-DRG payment that would have been made if the patient had been discharged without being transferred.”
MLN® Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet (ICN April ) indicates that under the Transfer Policy DRG payments are reduced when:
- The beneficiary’s LOS is at least 1 day less than the geometric mean LOS for the MS-DRG;
- The beneficiary is transferred to another IPPS acute care hospital or, for certain MS-DRGs, discharged to a post-acute setting;
- The beneficiary is transferred to a hospital that does not participate in Medicare (effective October 1, ); and
- The beneficiary is transferred to a CAH (effective October 1, ).
Post-acute care settings subject to the transfer policy include:
- Long-term care hospitals;
- Rehabilitation facilities;
- Psychiatric facilities;,
- Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs);
- Home Health Care (HHC) when the beneficiary receives clinically related care within 3 days after a hospital stay;
- Rehabilitation distinct part (DP) units located in an acute care hospital or CAH;
- Psychiatric DP units located in an acute care hospital or CAH;
- Cancer hospitals; and
- Children’s hospitals.
How CMS calculates the Per Diem Rate for the transferring hospital:
- Full MS-DRG payment ÷ geometric mean length of stay (GMLOS) = Per Diem Rate
CMS’s policy for Post-acute Care Transfer MS-DRGs payment calculation:
- The transferring hospital will receive 2x the Per Diem Rate on the first day of the hospitalization.
- The hospital will receive the Per Diem Rate for subsequent days up to the full MS-DRG payment (§(f)(1)
- Note: Transfer cases are also eligible for outlier payments
CMS’s policy for Post-Acute Special Payment MS-DRGs:
- Hospital will receive 50% of the full MS-DRG payment + the single day Per Diem Rate on the first day of the hospitalization.
- The hospital will receive 50% the Per Diem Rate for subsequent days up to the full MS-DRG payment (§(f)(6)).
In the FY final rule the MS-DRG changes were evaluated against the post-acute care transfer policy criteria as well as the special payment methodology criteria. The following table is a breakdown of the new MS-DRGs and whether or not they qualify as a Transfer MS-DRG and if yes did it also qualify for a Special Payment MS-DRG:
Post-Acute Care Transfer MS-DRG Changes for FY
Qualifies as Post-Acute Transfer MS-DRG
Qualifies as Special Payment MS-DRG
|Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement w/MCC||4,||Yes||Yes|
|Endovascular Cardiac Valve Replacement w/o MCC||4,||Yes||Yes|
|Major Joint/Limb Reattachment Procedure of Upper Extremities||41,||No longer meets criteria & removed from Transfer MD-DRG List|
|Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion with MCC or Disc Device/Neurostimulator||3,||Yes||Yes|
|Back & Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion w/CC||15,||Yes||Yes|
|Back & Neck Procedure Except Spinal Fusion without CC/MCC||31,||Yes||Yes|
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This material was compiled to share information. MMP, Inc. is not offering legal advice. Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate and useful.Sours: https://www.mmplusinc.com/kb-articles/fyipps-final-rule-focus-on-ms-drgs
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Procedure Classes are part of the family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HCUP databases, tools, and software inform decision making at the national, State, and community levels.
Overview of Procedure Classes
Procedure codes for this tool are based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification(ICDCM), Fifth Edition (Public Health Service and Health Care Financing Administration, ). The ICDCM consists of approximately 3, procedure codes.
This documentation provides an overview of the following:
- The categorization scheme used by the Procedure Classes
- A description of downloadable, electronic files that contain the translation of ICDCM procedure codes into Procedure Classes.
The Procedure Classes are created to facilitate health services research on hospital procedures using administrative data. This classification system allows the researcher to readily determine if (a) a procedure is diagnostic or therapeutic, and (b) a procedure is minor or major in terms of invasiveness and/or resource use.
- Minor Diagnostic - Non-operating room procedures that are diagnostic (e.g., CT scan of head)
- Minor Therapeutic - Non-operating room procedures that are therapeutic (e.g., Irrigate ventricular shunt)
- Major Diagnostic - All procedures considered valid operating room procedures by the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) grouper and that are performed for diagnostic reasons (e.g., Open brain biopsy)
- Major Therapeutic - All procedures considered valid operating room procedures by the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) grouper and that are performed for therapeutic reasons (e.g., Aorta-renal bypass).
The contents of the file are described below:
|PCCSV||Comma-delimited translation file that maps ICDCM procedure codes into Procedure Classes categories.|
Time Period Covered by Procedure Classes
The ICDCM codes are revised every October. New codes are added, existing codes are deleted, and definitions of current codes are changed. The four categories are revised annually, in response to ICDCM changes. The current version of the Procedure Classes is valid for the time period January 1, through September 30, Using the current Procedure Classes files with data outside this frame period may result in misclassification of ICDCM codes.
Using the Translation Files
Calculating ORPROC:Users who wish to identify discharges that contain an operating room procedure should follow the basic guidelines below:
- The first step is to assign the Procedure Classes indicators to a dataset using the PC tool. This entails creating an array of Procedure Classes flags on each record that is equal in size to the number of procedures on the record. If a user has 15 procedures (PR1-PR15) on a given record, then 15 Procedure Classes flags should be created (PLCASS1-PCLASS15) . Each Procedure Classes indicator would be created using the corresponding procedure code array element (PCLASS5 would be created by examining the fifth procedure - PR5).
- Once an array of Procedure Classes flags are made for each record, users should loop through that array to find any instances where a procedure takes place in the Operating Room (PCLASS is 3 or 4). When an OR procedure is found, the ORPROC data element should be set to 1, otherwise it should be 0.
Representation of ICDCM Procedure Codes
|Procedure||ICDCM procedure code||Alpha code (implicit decimals)|
|Incision of prostate||' '|
|Closed biopsy of prostate||''|
To assure that procedure codes are properly processed in the Procedure Classes, the following actions must be taken:
- Alphanumeric procedure codes must be left-justified.
- One space must always follow a 3-character procedure code.
- Trailing blanks should never be zero-padded (i.e., blank spaces following a 3-character procedure code should not be filled with zeroes).
- Leading zeroes must be preserved; they are significant.
Examples of Procedure Classes tool Usage
The HCUP Procedure Classes tool is used in the risk adjustment approach for CMS' readmission measures that are now part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).
The ASCII (DOS text) files for use with SAS or SPSS are available for download as pccsv.
Stata Procedure Classes Program (ZIP file, 10 KB)
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