H.R.3291 - Medicare Crosswalk Hospital Code Development Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ryan, Paul D. [R-WI-1] (Introduced 07/29/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/12/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3291 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/29/2015)
Medicare Crosswalk Hospital Code Development Act of 2015
This bill amends Title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to establish a crosswalk between Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and Medicaid Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) codes for similar hospital services. (A crosswalk shows users where to put data from one scheme into a different scheme.)
Specifically, CMS must develop HCPCS versions for MS-DRGs that is similar to the Internal Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) codes for such MS-DRGs such that, to the extent possible, the MS-DRG assignment shall be similar for a claim coded with the HCPCS version as an identical claim coded with an ICD-10-PCS code.
CMS must develop and publish a freely available HCPCS/MS-DRG definitions manual and software.