• MS-DRGs and Comorbid Conditions (CCs and MCCs)

    Administrative Consultant Service, LLC (ACS) developed this excellent 6 page handout that discusses the impact of improved clinical documentation on hospital reimbursement under the MS-DRG system used by Medicare.Several examples of how specific and accurate documentation can lead to improved hospital revenue and an extensive list of common comorbid conditions

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  • MCC and CC List for CMS MS-DRG

    Effective documentation of Complications and Comorbidities (MCCs and CCs) plays an important role in hospital reimbursement. The Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) defines over 800 Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) codes that are used determine payment for hospital services. MS-DRG codes are often “trifurcated”, meaning that three levels of

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