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Title
Medicare: short-stay hospital services, by leading diagnosis-related groups, 1983 and 1985.
First Author
Latta, Viola B
Date of Pub
1988 Winter
Pages
79-107
Volume
10
Issue
2
Other Authors
Helbing, Charles
Abstract
Assigning a code from any of the diagnosis-related groups to a short-stay hospital discharge covered by Medicare is tantamount to the Medicare payment to the hospital, subject to certain statutory adjustments. Therefore, diagnosis-related groups are the backbone of the prospective payment system implemented October 1, 1983. However, methods employed in the assignment of diagnosis-related groups have changed since the prospective payment system was introduced. The focus of this article is to note some of these changes in methods of assigning diagnosis-related groups, which may have caused some of the migrations, or shifts, from one diagnosis-related group to another during the period 1983-85.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Diagnosis-Related Groups/statistics & numerical data : Fees and Charges/statistics & numerical data : Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data : Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Assignment : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Payment System/statistics & numerical data : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188486