DRG_NoPOA - DRG in use on discharge date, calculated without POA
 
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General Notes
 

The Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) appropriate for the date of discharge is assigned by the Medicare DRG Grouper algorithm during HCUP processing. For DRG_NOPOA, the DRG assignment is made without the use of the present on admission (POA) flags for the diagnoses. DRG_NoPOA and the Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) calculated without POA indicators (MDC_NoPOA) are useful because the lack of POA flags from many states prevents the assignment of the standard MDC and DRG for a few DRGs involving Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC). See the general note under the HCUP variable DRG for more information about the assignment of DRGs.

Labels: Labels for the DRGs and DRG_NoPOA are provided as an ASCII file in HCUP Tools: Labels and Formats.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DRG_NoPOADRG in use on discharge date, calculated without POAnnnDRG value
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP NRD Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/drg_nopoa/nrdnote.jsp.
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