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Title
Are the diagnosis-related group case weights compressed?
First Author
Thorpe, Kenneth E
Date of Pub
1988 Winter
Pages
37-46
Volume
10
Issue
2
Other Authors
Cretin, Shan; Keeler, Emmett B
Abstract
One problem noted recently with the diagnosis-related group payment system is that the distribution of Medicare case weights and case-mix indexes are compressed; that is, the payment rates for high-cost procedures are too low and those for low-cost procedures are too high. Despite the attention compression has received, there are no direct estimates of its magnitude or importance. Presented in this article are an empirical test for compression and a suggestion for a simple correction to decompress the relative prices.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Models, Statistical : Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical data : Diagnosis-Related Groups/economics : Economics, Hospital/statistics & numerical data : Fees and Charges/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Payment System/methods : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188486