resource utilization group
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
resource utilization groupHealth administration Any of a number of groups into which a nursing home resident is categorized, based on functional status and anticipated use of services and resources. See Functional assessment.
Re·source U·ti·li·za·tion Group(RUG) (rē'sōrs yū'til-ī-zā'shŭn grūp)
One of 44 patient categories, each with a corresponding per diem reimbursement rate as mandated by Medicare.
resource utilization groupAbbreviation: RUG
Any of 44 classifications into which nursing home patients may be assigned according to their activity levels, underlying illnesses, the complexity of care they need, their cognitive status, and other variables affecting their care. The primary use is for insurance reimbursement calculations.
See also: group