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Ms-drg 003

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    MS-DRG 003 -ECMO or trach w MV 96+ hrs or PDX exc face, mouth & neck w maj
    MS-DRG 013- Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses w/o CC/MCC

    Does anyone know if DRG 003 "...PDX exc face, mouth & neck w maj
    O.R." means diagnoses with face, mouth & neck are excluded? Procedure code 31.11 is driving the case to MS-DRG 003...

    Is DRG 003 with diagnosis code 198.89 and 759.2 appropriate?

    In both cases the patient had a temporary trach, no ECMO or mechanical ventilation, and discharged in 3-4 days with no complications. The prinicipal diagnosis 198.89 and 759.2 - cases recoded to 013.
    Thank you for the feedback ~

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    Louisville, KY
    Yes, the trach procedure code is driving the DRG to 003. I'm not very clear about the rest of your question, so if you could, rephrase and I'll see if I can help.

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