recent German Health Reform or “Gesundheitsreform 2000” will
introduce a German Diagnosis Related Group (G-DRG) system in the
hospital sector planned to be fully operational by 2003. Up
to then run the adaptation time of the German health system on DRG-System.
This reform will change the current hospital financing system
on the basics of Australien DRG-System. The
Departments for Psychiatry are excluded from DRG-financing.
are using ICD-10 Version 2.0 for
Diagnosis-Coding and OPS-301 for Procedure-Coding (12.06.2001)