I'd call Oklahoma WC if I were you and get some clarification, because DRG's are strictly inpatient related. They are Diagnosis Related Group's. In other words if an inpatient has a certain diagnosis upon discharge, the hospital is paid a set amount, according to the DRG assigned by the coder upon reviewing and coding the chart.
A DRG will supposedly encompass all the things and resources a hospital had to use and do during the patient's stay for that discharge diagnosis. If there are any CC's (complications and comorbities) the coder needs to note that so that the hospital may get more reimbursement. Of course, it all has to be documented. Now there is such a monster as POA's (present on admission) diagnoses...but that's another headache.
ASC's and doctors offices do not code w/ DRG's and there wouldn't be a place on the claim form, only on hospital claim forms.
Hope this helps!
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