Mental Health is the number of child hospital discharges of mental health diagnoses per 1,000 children age 0 to 17.9.
Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Federal Fiscal Year starts October 1. Starting FFY2008, Kansas Hospital Discharge data adopted Medicare Severity DRG, and the corresponding mental health diagnosis group codes are 880-887. When MS-DRG=886 and age is unknown, we count those cases. There has been an increase in children hospitalization for mental health diagnosis, especially for the past three years. In FFY2016 there is a notable jump in mental health discharges based on MS-DRG codes. An analysis found that there are more ICD10 (compared to ICD9) related to the same DRG groups indicating more mental diagnosis available and also KUMC had admitted many more children under those DRGs than in FFY2015.