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DHCS Updates 2021-22 DRG Pricing Calculators

For CFOs

The Department of Health Care Services has updated the state fiscal year (SFY) 2021-22 Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) pricing calculators to correct an error on reference tab “5-Policy Adjustors.” 

The error did not affect the pricing of claims or calculations. Respiratory pediatric policy adjustor severity of level 4 was inadvertently set to 1.80 and has been updated to 1.75.  

In addition, line item #4 under tab “3-DRG Table” has included the following language: 

Casemix relative weights reflect Hospital-Specific Relative Value (HSRV) relative weights V.38. All weights were re-centered for California and multiplied by the factor of 1.0419. 

The updates include the following: 

  • Pricing Calculator SFY 21/22-210701 (Excel) 
  • Pricing Calculator Border Hospitals SFY 21/22-210701 (Excel) 

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