Comparison of alternative weight recalibration methods for diagnosis-related groups.
Rogowski, Jeannette R
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Byrne, Daniel J
In this article, alternative methodologies for recalibration of the diagnosis-related group (DRG) weights are examined. Based
on 1984 data, cost and charge-based weights are less congruent than those calculated with 1981 data. Previous studies using
1981 data demonstrated that cost- and charge-based weights were not very different. Charge weights result in higher payments
to surgical DRGs and lower payments to medical DRGs, relative to cost weights. At the provider level, charge weights result
in higher payments to large urban hospitals and teaching hospitals, relative to cost weights.
Prospective Payment System : Ancillary Services, Hospital/economics : Comparative Study : Cost Allocation/methods : Diagnosis-Related
Groups/economics : Methods : Rate Setting and Review/methods : Relative Value Scales : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United