PPS, DRGs Launched

July 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2007, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p15
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The article focuses on the enactment of an inpatient acute hospital prospective payment system in the U.S. in an effort to control Medicare costs in 1983. It notes that the system introduced preset payment rates for the treatment of Medicare patients. It cites the advantages of the implementation of the diagnosis-related groups (DRG) payment system.


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