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Updated on: 11/20/2017
Please note that the 2015 Service Line report includes only nine months of discharges and not the full calendar year. This shortened timeframe, from January 1 through September 30, 2015, is related to the replacement of the ICD-9-CM coding system with the ICD-10-CM coding system effective with discharges on and after October 1, 2015. Because of the increased detail of the ICD-10-CM system, a number of APR-DRGs that VHI maps to service lines had significant differences in volume. While these differences are not errors, for comparability, VHI chose to include only the nine months of 2015 discharges before ICD-10-CM went into effect. Our expectation is that next year’s report will include all of calendar year 2016 discharges.
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