The aims of this study were, first, to describe what nursing interventions, including frequency and time required for each, were needed for patients receiving a total hip replacement; and, second, to investigate the extent of variation in hospital direct costs explained by nursing interventions compared to APR-DRG
The two measures are determined by the same set of information (ICD codes), but given the extra granularity, it is possible to alter the APR-DRG
while leaving the DRG unchanged.
A tracheotomy APR-DRG
requires an explicit coding of 96+ hour mechanical ventilation and subdivides the DRG based on the presence of an organ removal procedure.
Comorbidities were assessed using the APR-DRG
system in order to adjust 30-day mortality.
Physicians would receive an incentive distribution if their performance in the demonstration was between the 90th and zsth percentile for the lowest cost of care in that APR-DRG
To control for the hospital's pediatric case mix, we again used the APR-DRG
[All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups] severity of illness doubled just by paying attention to having those diagnostic statements put in," he said.
For more than a year, the State of Maryland has been using the APR-DRG
severity-adjustment system from 3M Health Information Systems as the basis for its all-payer hospital rate-setting system.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) is seeking proposals from qualified vendors who can provide Maintenance and Support for our Siemens Eagle 2000 Admission, Discharge and Transfer System and related applications including but not limited to Eagle Access, Eagle Accu-Match, Eagle APR-DRG
and Eagle eAPG Vendor must possess any and all requisite licenses/permits/authorizations as may be required to provide the required service.
case-mix index is superior to the Medicare case-mix index commonly used in hospital cost studies.
is an independent measure of severity of illness based on the ICD-9-CM medical diagnoses and procedures from the UB-92 dataset (Averill et el.