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di·ag·no·sis-re·lat·ed group (DRG),

a program in the U.S. for billing for medical and especially hospital services by combining diseases into groups according to the resources needed for care, arranged by diagnostic category. A dollar value is assigned to each group as the basis of payment for all cases in that group, without regard to the actual cost of care or duration of hospitalization of any individual case, as a mechanism to motivate health-care providers to cut costs.
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diagnosis-related group

Managed care A prospective payment system used by Medicare and other insurers to classify illnesses according to diagnosis and treatment; DRGs are used to group all charges for hospital inpatient services into a single 'bundle' for payment purposes. See DRGs.
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di·ag·no·sis-re·lat·ed group

(DRG) (dī-ăg-nō'sis-rĕ-lā'tĕd grūp)
A classification of patients by diagnosis or surgical procedure (sometimes including age) into major diagnostic categories (each containing specific diseases, disorders, or procedures) for the purpose of determining payment of hospitalization charges, based on the premise that treatment of similar medical diagnoses generates similar costs.
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di·ag·no·sis-re·lat·ed group

(DRG) (dī-ăg-nō'sis-rĕ-lā'tĕd grūp)
U.S. billing program for medical and especially hospital services by combining diseases into groups according to the resources needed for care, arranged by diagnostic category.
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Mean Resource Consumption Diagnosis Related Group 121 - Complicated Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital C - Syracuse, New York
Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) have been successfully implemented in the United States and have been widely applied in medical planning and medical cost containment since their development as part of a prospective payment system in Medicare (Burik & Nackel 1981; Paul & Julie 1982).
* Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), which is a specific type of casemix classification, that provides a clinically meaningful way of relating the types of patients treated in a hospital to the resources required by the hospital (DoHA n.d.a).
Seventy per cent of the respondents work at hospitals under the Diagnosis Related Group system, the reat at clinics, reference laboratories, and exempted hospitals.
"We're part of a pilot project nationwide to analyze ordering patterns by Diagnosis Related Group. It has been organized by a private firm, which intends to use the database as a research tool.
A contract between the two parties specifies the applicable care types, whether episodes are paid per diem or by Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), and the chargeable rates for bed days, services and prosthetics.
In addition, elements of strategic procurement of inpatient services in Jalal-Abad and Talas regions have been introduced, work to improve diagnosis related groups has begun," the meeting said.
A case in point would be what I would consider to be the most successful HSPR story ever, and that is the adoption of prospective reimbursement by diagnosis related groups (DRGs) that began with research conducted by Fetter and Thompson at Yale University in the 1970s.
The main objectives were: (1) to study the reform of global budget; (2) to explore the reform of capitation payment based on the risk pooling of outpatient services; and (3) to investigate the reform of diagnosis related groups payment on the basis of the inpatient and outpatient critical illness insurance program.
Prospective payment systems for hospital reimbursement, such as diagnosis related groups (DRG), require standardized collection of demographic and clinical inpatient information for billing purposes.