Based on the ICD 9-CM codes used, a single DRG is assigned for each inpatient case.
Even though the principal diagnosis is the basis for DRG assignment, surgical procedures always take precedence over medical codes when assigning the final DRG, since in the eyes of CMS, surgical DRGs reflect higher complexity than medical DRGs.
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5 The average hospital needlessly forgoes about $3,000 in Medicare payments for each of these patients (the difference between DRG
89 and DRG
79 payment levels).
3M Health Information Systems' DRG
Assurance is provided in conjunction with Premier's Clinical Advisor (TM) product, which provides reporting and benchmarking analyses against the nation's largest clinical comparative database.
Although the use of DRGs
in the USA has not had an overall negative impact on the medical device industry in that country, the fear is that in Germany what seems to be an over-riding concern to drastically cut healthcare costs will damage the medical device industry there.
Under the new technology provision, CMS will make additional payments to hospitals on a case-by-case basis, covering 50 percent of the costs of the case in excess of the standard DRG
payment for cases involving new technologies, as long as the additional payment does not exceed 50 percent of the estimated average cost of the new technology.
Validation process consists of an in-depth review comparing the patient's medical record to the insurance claim to ensure the billing (DRG
) codes are correct.
The addition of DRGActive, a high-performance ActiveX component for DRG
calculation, adds significant value for Synertech's customers in the Medicare market and expands its growing portfolio of health care payer applications.
today announces the availability of ActiveX DRG
Controls for health care applications.
and Coding Services offered as complete package
ARH) announce today an agreement to install Lanier's award winning ONLINE DRG
Telecoding system in five ARH hospitals in Ky.