Summary of Changes – this document summarises the updates to both the product and underlying design against the last Local Payment product release. Users are advised to read before using the latest Grouper.
Casemix Companion - this document is a starting point and general reference guide for anyone interested in learning about the casemix classification system used by the NHS in England. It provides an introduction to HRGs, Groupers, HRG4+ design concepts and grouping logic, and it contains links to additional resources.
Grouper User Manual - this document provides full instructions on how to prepare and group data using the updated HRG4+ Grouper software application, as well as illustrating how the revised product can be used to support users.
Chapter Summaries - this document provides an overview of the scope, composition and grouping logic of individual subchapters, including the update to the HRG design.
Code to Group - this workbook provides details of constituent elements that contribute to HRG grouping. It contains reference data, such as the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 codes used in the design, procedure and diagnosis hierarchies relevant to a specific design, and the Complication and Comorbidities lists for HRG subchapters. It also includes information on Programme Budgeting Category (PBC) mapping and a comprehensive list of HRG codes and labels.
Test data and expected results – these files provide sample data to test the Grouper installation (running the sample data should result in 90% grouped, 10% ungrouped). The file format of the sample data is representative of that in the default RDFs, provided within the Grouper application. These files can easily be used as example patient data, or as a template to understand the required input to the Grouper to enable successful grouping.