New COVID codes for January 1st discharges
from what I can tell from the ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 38.1 effective January 1, 2021 it shows the assignment of Pneumonia due to coronavirus disease 2019 J12.82 routes to DRGs 193-195.
This DRG group is for simple Pneumonia and currently COVID pneumonia is routing to DRGs 177-179 as Complex Pneumonia.
Am I misinterpreting this? I sure hope so!
Thank you in advance for your feedback,