SwissDRG has released overview of planned update of DRG system (version 7.0) in 2018, including list of preliminary approved add-on reimbursement categories. New DRG system will be put in action from 1st of January 2018.
In total, 189 applications for change of DRG system were submitted. Of these, 115 (60%) were implemented.
There will be in total 1037 DRGs in 2018 DRG system.
32-page document specifies changes in individual DRG categories.
The following add-on categories will be established:
- Use of endobronchial valves
- Proton therapy
- Autologous matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation at knee joint
- Implantation of motorized extension or bone support system
- Intermitted hemodialysis for removal of proteins with molecular mass up to 60,000 Da
Read full announcement and all relevant documents in German or French here.
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