Accession Number:

ADA190304

Title:

Conversion of ICD-9 and ICPM Data to ICD-9-CM with Adaptation to DRGs. Appendix F. ICD-9 and ICPM Code by Code Conversion to ICD-9-CM. Part C.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 83-Jan 87,

Corporate Author:

ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

1987-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

This report documents the methods used to reclassify Army Medical Department AMEDD International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision ICD-9 and International Classification of Procedures in Medicine ICPM data to International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ICD-9-CM. This process required significant interaction with national nosology consultants and civilian universities. The purpose of the reclassification or conversion was to employ a recently developed diagnosis grouping method called Diagnosis Related Groups DRGs. The AMEDD needed a more clinically relevant method of describing workload and developing meaningful length of stay data. This report describes the success of the reclassification effort as well as the application of DRGs to AMEDD performance. The study concludes that the conversion method is effective and that the data classified into DRGs is a substantial improvement over previous patient grouping methods employed within the AMEDD or by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Keywords Disease classification, Diagnosis grouping, Diagnosis Related Groups, DRG, Crosswalk.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE