Diagnosis coding

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Jul 2022

On June 22, 2022, the document "Changes and innovations in the 2022 LKF model" (Änderungen und Neuerungen in den LKF-Modellen 2023) was published. The document summarizes the most significant changes and innovations in the LKF model for inpatient and outpatient care. The newly added procedure codes mainly concern cardiovascular, extracorporeal treatments, and peripheral vascular fields. Read more

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Dec 2021

In late November – early December 2021, the application period for 2023 ICD-10-GM (German modification of ICD-10 diagnosis codes), OPS (procedure codes), and DRG changes was opened by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), and the Institute for Hospital Remuneration Systems (INeK), respectively. Read more

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Nov 2021

On October 15, 2021, the Government of the Russian Federation released the decree on the plan for implementation of the ICD-11 classification of disease during the period of 2021-2024. In order to perform the transition, the working committees under the supervision of the Ministries of the Russian Federation will be created. The final changes should enter into force before 2025. Read more

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Oct 2021

In late September 2021, the Austrian version of the DRG system (LKF) 2022 model with the relevant supplementary documents was published in Austria. The document "Changes and innovations in the 2022 LKF model" (Änderungen und Neuerungen in den LKF-Modellen 2022) summarizes the most significant changes and innovations in the LKF model for inpatient and outpatient care. The newly added procedure codes concern mainly the cardiovascular, E-Health, and gastrointestinal area. Read more

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Jun 2021

In mid-June 2021, the document "Changes and innovations in the 2022 LKF model" (Änderungen und Neuerungen in den LKF-Modellen 2022) was published. The document summarizes the most significant changes and innovations in the LKF model for inpatient and outpatient care. The newly added procedure codes concern mainly the cardiovascular, e-Health, and gastrointestinal area. Read more

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Mar 2021

In late February 2021, the Delen collaboration platform of NHS Digital issued 2021 National Clinical Coding Standards (NCCS) OPCS-4.9 and ICD-10 reference books that must be used during the procedure and diagnosis coding from April 01, 2021. The updates mainly concerned endoscopic procedures, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of the liver, peripheral vascular procedures using stents and stent-grafts, gynecological procedures using meshes, and bone densitometry. Read more

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Jun 2020

According to the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) announcement, there will be a new ICD code for the coding of non-curative COVID-19 tests in symptom-free people implemented in ICD-10-GM on June 1, 2020. The implementation in the practice management systems is ongoing. Read more

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May 2020

Twenty-five new diagnosis codes were implemented and changed in the Austrian version of ICD-10 2020 of the LKF model 2020 Read more

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Apr 2020

On March 27, 2020, the BMSGPK release the notes with the rules on diagnosis coding and administrative documentation for COVID-19 in hospitals as part of the project "Performance-based hospital financing (LKF)." Read more

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Apr 2020

In March 2020, the entity managing the Swiss DRG system, SwissDRG, released several announcements about the changes related to the COVID19. The announcements concern diagnosis coding of COVID19, and the reimbursement changes required to adequately cover the care for the new disease. Read more

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Nov 2019

In late September 2019, the DIMDI (German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information) has published the final version of the ICD-10-GM 2020 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, German Modification). Read more

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Jul 2019

On June 6, 2019, the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) has changed the Services Ordinance (OPre/KLV), which determines coverage of health care services in Switzerland. The changes regard mostly the reimbursement rules for various services. Furthermore, there are updates regarding the Health Insurance Law (LAMal/KVG), List of Analyses, List of Medical Aids and Equipment, and clinical coding. Read more