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Dutch Healthcare Authority published draft release of the DRG package for 2023
On December 16, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Authority, NZa, published a concept release of the DRG package for 2023 (RZ23a). One new procedure code, one new diagnosis code, and several new DRGs will be implemented.
The concept release of the DRG package RZ23a includes a new procedure code for intermittent pneumatic compression therapy (039549) and one new diagnosis code "Guidance in early pregnancy after a fertility program (maximum two consultations) (Z19)” for the Gynecology specialty (0307), which is intended for pregnancy supervision by a fertility center after infertility treatment.
Several new DRGs for pediatric palliative care, lymphovenous anastomosis surgery by the plastic surgeon, light therapy in inflammatory dermatoses will be implemented. The DRGs for carotid endarterectomy and aortic surgery will split into separate DRGs with or without neuromonitoring.
The definitive release of the DRG package for 2023 (RZ23a) will be published by the NZa no later than May 1, 2022.
The full details in Dutch can be found here.
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