Current Florida Data In HealthMetrics
The AHCA data is released on a quarterly basis. When the data is available, we upload it into Health Metrics so it is transparent to you. Here are the Dates when the data should be available:
Quarter 1: Due August 31st of current year.
Quarter 2: Due November 30th of current year.
Quarter 3: Due Febuary 28th of the next year.
Quarter 4: Due May 31st of the next year.
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Changes in MS-DRG
Here we go again with changes that the CMS (Center for Medicare/Medicaid) makes to MS-DRGs. Every time they do this, the result is the same.. the history for the MS-DRG becomes obsolete. Let's look at one recent example.
MS-DRG 765 has been deleted and replaced by four other MS-DRG which are 783, 784, 786, and 787. As a result, if you run a report for MS-DRG 765 for years 2016, 2017, and 2018, you will see that 2018 has zero patient volumes. The pattern and trend for that specific MS-DRG ends at year 2018. Not only does this confuse researches, but alleviates any attempt at finding specific patterns or trends.
If you wish to complain to the CMS about these kind of modifications, please click here.
To view the latest 2018 MS-DRG changes, please click here.