DRG conversion table

Pam Brooks

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DRGs (diagnosis related groups) are diagnosis based and PCS related. It's a value given to inpatient care, and irrelevant to CPT. And actually, I don't even know of any good CPT-PCS crosswalks. I just use my encoder.
 

CodingKing

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Nothing good because one CPT could be a component of hundreds of PCS codes. Also the approaches have different meanings. For example Excision in CPT does not mean the same thing in PCS. It could mean full removal or partial removal.
 
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