May 2023

On April 20, 2023, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published the first release of the DRG package for 2024 (RZ24a). Twenty-three new procedure codes, nine new supplementary payments, and thirteen new DRGs will be implemented across gynecology, pulmonary, extracorporeal treatments, and other technology groups. Read more


Apr 2023

On March 31, 2023, the Agency for Technical Hospital Information published the 2023 DRG tariffs and tariffs for other packages and supplements. Read more


Apr 2023

In the middle of March 2023, the updated version of the intra-DRG list was published. Changes include the introduction of several devices for thrombo-aspiration into the list and the deletion of a few devices from the list. Read more


Apr 2023

In late March 2023, NHS England released the 2023/25 NHS Payment Scheme (NHSPS) to come into force on April 1, 2023. NHSPS has been set for two years, replacing the National Tariff Payment System (published annually). The NHSPS specifies payment conditions for NHS-funded secondary care. Read more


Mar 2023

In late March 2023, NHS England released an annual update of HRG4+ Local Payment Grouper for 2023/24, to come into effect on April 1, 2023. No new HRGs were added. The HRG design has been updated to accommodate the latest version of procedure coding classification (OPCS-4.10). Read more


Mar 2023

On March 22, 2023, the entity managing the DRG system in Switzerland, SwissDRG, announced that they will be accepting applications for changes in the DRG system from June 5, 2023, until July 17, 2023. The results of the DRG applications made in 2023 will be reflected in the 2025 version of SwissDRG. Read more


Mar 2023

On February 7, 2023, the entity working on the new out-patient flat-rates, Solutions Tarifaires Suisses AG, announced the beginning of the consultation process for the work on version 0.3 of the new out-patient flat-rate reimbursement system. The comments can only be submitted by the tariff partners that established this body (associations of health insurers curafutura and santésuisse, as well as the association of hospitals H+, an association of physicians FMH, and medical tariff commission MTK/CTM). The consultations can be submitted until March 31, 2023. Read more


Jan 2023

On January 09, 2023, the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) published 2023 tariffs for the “low variability care” (APR-DRG) system. APR-DRG logic for 2023 is not published as of January 27, so no information about its changes or new DRGs is available. Read more


Jan 2023

On January 1, 2023, the annual update of the Finnish NordDRG system came into force. There are 947 DRGs in the 2023 DRG system, compared to 930 DRGs in 2022. Among other changes, 34 new DRGs were introduced, including the DRGs in the cardiovascular, endocrine, endoscopy, gastrointestinal, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, peripheral vascular, surgical procedures, and some other fields. Read more


Jan 2023

On December 23, 2022, NHS England published a preliminary 2023/25 NHS Payment Scheme and launched a consultation. NHS Payment Scheme will replace the National Tariff Payment System from April 1, 2023. The deadline for comments submission is January 27, 2023. Read more


Jan 2023

On December 19, 2022, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) issued a draft release of the DRG package for 2024, including new procedure codes, new diagnosis codes, and several new DRGs. These changes concern pulmonary, gynecology, ENT, orthopedics, and other technology groups. Read more


Jan 2023

On December 19, 2022, NHS Digital released HRG4+ Consultation Grouper for 2023/24 to support NHS England’s consultation process for the 2023/25 NHS Payment Scheme. There are no new HRGs or other significant changes in the 2023/24 Consultation Grouper. Local Payment Grouper will supersede Consultation Grouper in March 2023 for use from April 1, 2023. Read more