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Pay-Per-View: Tips to help tackle MS-DRG challenges, new CC system

APCs Insider, December 28, 2007

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The change to the Medicare Severity DRG (MS-DRG) system brings with it a host of challenges-the most difficult of which is accurately capturing complications/comorbidities (CC) and major CCs (MCC). This is complicated by the fact that some conditions that have been CCs for many years will no longer fall into higher-paying groups, and conditions that were not CCs in past years are now CCs or MCCs with the appropriate documentation.

Click here to read more about MS-DRG challenges and the new CC system. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in the October issue via their online subscriptions.



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