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January 25, 2018

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MS-DRG and ICDE-10 Code Changes for 2018 in a Nutshell

April 27, 2017:

The proposed changes to Medicare severity diagnosis-related groups (MS-DRGs) for fiscal 2018 include no new MS-DRGs, three deleted MS-DRGs, and many changes to titles.

The MS-DRGs proposed for deletion are 984 Surgical Prostatic O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis with MCC, 985 (with CC), and 986 (without CC or MCC). They would be reassigned to MS-DRGs 987 through 989 (Non-extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis with MCC, with CC, and without CC/MCC).

There are 324 new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes proposed for fiscal 2018, 3,151 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes, 38 invalid ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, 641 invalid ICD-10-PCS procedure codes, 43 revised ICD-10-CM diagnosis code titles, and 1,808 revised ICD-10-PCS procedure code titles.


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