If a hospital finds that there is a need for a change or update in the current version of NordDRG, they contact a national organisation to inform about the need.
Who can contact the national organization?
It depends on how the process is organised on national level and therefore there may be variations across the countries. In general, the threshold to contact a national organisation is low to allow to come up with any concern related to national NordDRG version.
The national organisations are responsible for maintenance and update of national NordDRG version.
Exploring the suggestions from hospitals
When a national organisation has received the suggestions from hospitals, national organisation will explore them. This means data analysis and testing what wold be the impact of the change on cost and if it is clinically meaningful.
Expert Group meeting
All proposals will be discussed in the Expert Group meeting. The proposal can be accepted, withdrawn, postponed. National organisations inform about the need to adapt the change in their version. The results of the discussions are documented in the Forum.
After the Expert Group has made their recommendations on the proposals, the Board will verify the decisions and approve them.