Mary Posted Tue 30th of September, 2014 16:13:17 PM
Need some drg advice on above surgery - would appreciate any input
SuperCoder Answered Wed 01st of October, 2014 10:35:58 AM
Thanks for your query.
The MS-DRGs are assigned using the principal diagnosis and additional diagnoses, the principal procedure and additional procedures, sex and discharge status. Diagnoses and procedures assigned by using ICD-9-CM codes determine the MS-DRG assignment.
Code 58150 includes Total abdominal hysterectomy, with or without removal or tubes with or without removal ovary(s).
After going through operative report, you need to identify principal procedure and additional procedures and corresponding ICD-9 Volume III codes, also identify primary diagnosis and calculate DRG code via DRG calculation tool. DRG value may vary depending upon the procedure performed. Following link may be helpful in identifying correct MS-DRG
Hope this helps.