TITLE

How hospitals can prepare for the New MS-DRGs

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2008, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the payment system to Medicare known as medicare severity (MS)-diagnosis-related groups (DRG), which aligns the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment to the actual cost of treating patients, instead of the old system based on hospital charges, while factoring in the severity of their ailments. CMS projects the new DRGs will reward large teaching hospitals and urban facilities with more acute case mixes while reducing reimbursement to smaller, rural hospitals.
ACCESSION #
31488502

 

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