CHA News Article

CHA Publishes Data on Inpatient Chemical Dependency Beds in California

CHA has released data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on substance use disorder (SUD) discharges across all community hospitals in California. Twenty-five California hospitals — including 13 general actual care, five acute psychiatric and seven chemical dependency — are licensed to provide inpatient chemical dependency services for individuals needing hospital-based SUD treatment. According to OSHPD’s 2014 Alcohol Drug Discharge report, the more than 30,000 distinct discharges for 2014 cover a range of diagnosis-related group (DRG) codes.

Those codes include:

  • DRG 894 – Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence, Left Against Medical Advice
  • DRG 895 – Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence with Rehabilitation Therapy
  • DRG 896 – Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy
  • DRG 897 – Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy, without Major Complications or Comorbidities (MCC)
  • DRG 917 – Poisoning & Toxic Effects of Drugs with MCC
  • DRG 918 – Poisoning & Toxic Effects of Drugs without MCC

Detailed information on California hospitals with inpatient chemical dependency beds is available in the attached summary.