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Post Emergency COVID APR-DRG Updates for All Acute Inpatient Hospitals

July 19, 2021

MassHealth has completed updating the weights for 5 COVID related APR-DRGs (including the four severity of illness (SOI) levels for each) to align with the Rate Year 2021 RFA weights for the Commonwealth’s Post-Emergency Period. Claims with Date of Admission on or after 6/16/2021 have been adjusted to reflect these updated weights. The adjusted claims will appear on this or a future remittance advice.

The COVID related APR-DRGs involved were: 4, 5, 130, 137, and 720.

If you have questions, please contact the MassHealth Customer Service Center at (800) 841-2900 or e-mail