DRG

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DRG

Diagnostic Related Grouping: a system implemented by the U.S. government for determining how much Medicare should reimburse hospitals for medical care.
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A sophisticated algorithm uses the client's age, diagnostic-related group, and functional level to generate the list.
The study looked at differences in hospital costs and length of stay for Medicare patients who did and did not experience one of the 11 HACs for which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer assigns a higher paying diagnostic-related group (DRG) when the condition is not present upon admission.
In 1984 the system was changed and payments were based on diagnostic-related groups (DRGs).
The HHS announced that it will be revamping its inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) over the next three years in order to better tie Medicare payments to hospital costs, increase the number of diagnostic-related groups (DRGs), and more accurately reflect the severity of illness.
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