PPI Updates the Publication Structure for NAICS 622110, General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Effective with the release of Producer Price Index (PPI) data for January 2018, the PPI program has modified the publication structure of indexes for General medical and surgical hospitals, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 622110. These indexes were formerly structured based on Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs). With this update, the index structure for NAICS 622110 will be based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

The ICD structure has several advantages over the MDC system, including the availability of Economic Census data by ICD code and comparability with other BLS products, such as the BLS disease-based price indexes. The move to the ICD structure also was recommended by the American Hospital Association, a national organization that serves roughly 5,000 hospitals and other health care providers.

Unfortunately, there is limited continuity between the MDC- and ICD-based index data. Table 1 lists the indexes that will continue to publish under the new structure, table 2 lists the MDC-based indexes which were discontinued, and table 3 identifies the newly introduced ICD-based indexes.

Table 1. MDC-based Producer Price Indexes continuous under the ICD structure
Former PPI (MDC-based) indexes MDC-based index title Current PPI (ICD-based) indexes ICD-based index title
622110 General medical and surgical hospitals 622110 General medical and surgical hospitals
622110119 Infectious and parasitic diseases 622110201 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
622110105 Diseases and disorders of the circulatory system 622110209 Diseases of the circulatory system
622110106 Diseases and disorders of the digestive system 622110211 Diseases of the digestive system
622110109 Diseases and disorders of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast 622110212 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
622110108 Diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 622110213 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
622110115 Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 622110215 Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
622110116 Newborns and other neonates with conditions originating in the perinatal period 622110216 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period


Table 2. MDC-based Producer Price Indexes discontinued with the transition to the ICD structure
Discontinued PPI (MDC-based) indexes Discontinued MDC-based index title
622110101 Diseases and disorders of the nervous system
622110103 Diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, mouth, and throat
622110104 Diseases and disorders of the respiratory system
622110107 Diseases and disorders of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas
622110111 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and disorders
622110112 Diseases and disorders of the kidney and urinary tract
622110113 Diseases and disorders of the male reproductive system
622110114 Diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system
622110117 Diseases and disorders of the blood and blood forming organs and immunological disorders
622110118 Myeloproliferative diseases and disorders and poorly differentiated neoplasms
622110122 Alcohol/drug use and alcohol/drug induced organic mental disorders
622110123 Injury, poisoning and toxic effects of drugs
622110125 Factors influencing health status and other contacts with health services
622110126 Multiple significant trauma
622110127 Human immunodeficiency virus infections
622110128 Other diseases and disorders


Table 3. ICD-based Producer Price Indexes newly introduced with the transition to the ICD structure
New ICD-based PPI indexes Newly introduced ICD-based index title
622110202 Neoplasms
622110203 Diseases of the blood & blood-forming organs & certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
622110204 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
622110205 Mental and behavioral disorders
622110206 Diseases of the nervous system
622110210 Diseases of the respiratory system
622110214 Diseases of the genitourinary system
622110218 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
622110219 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
622110221 Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
622110223 Other diseases


For further information, contact John Lucier at Lucier.John@bls.gov or (202) 691-7741.

 

Last Modified Date: February 20, 2018