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Tag: APR DRGs

Developed by 3M, APR DRGs stands for All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups, a classification system designed to accurately identify how sick a patient population is compared to peer organizations. 3M APR DRGs are an extension of the basic DRG structure that reflects the complete cross-section of patients seen in an acute care setting. The 3M APR DRGs include four severity-of-illness levels and four risk-of mortality levels within each DRG. Severity and mortality subclasses are assigned according to a sophisticated clinical logic that simultaneously evaluates the interactions of multiple co-morbidities, age, procedures, and principal diagnosis. The idea behind APR DRGs is that severity of illness and risk of mortality both depend on the patient’s underlying condition. High severity of illness and risk of mortality are characterized by multiple serious diseases and the interactions between disorders.

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Where we’ve been and where we’re going: A 50-year perspective on health policy

June 25, 2021 / By Megan Carr, Chet Stroyny

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chet Stroyny, a program manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs at 3M Health Information Systems, about his 50-year career in the health […]

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A common language to manage risk and drive quality care

January 8, 2020 / By Maja Sivertsen

Health ministries across the world wrestle with the same essential challenge: providing quality health care that is sustainable. To succeed, they must balance both the financial and clinical aspects of […]

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Video: Paying for value instead of volume

BCBS of Nebraska has been able to control the cost of health care and keep premiums low. Their strategy: value-based contracting.

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ICD-10 financial impact update

August 28, 2015 / By Ron Mills, PhD

Back in March, I reported at the CMS ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance meeting that the expected financial impact of the conversion to ICD-10 for a typical Medicare inpatient case mix […]

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eGuide: Delivering value-added software to your EHR’s revenue cycle and analytic workflows

Effective revenue cycle workflows often depend on supplemental third-party software to fully manage regulatory and payment requirements. What’s missing from your outpatient revenue cycle system?

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Case Study: Auburn Community Hospital

Using the power of data, Auburn Community Hospital implemented initiatives to reduce avoidable readmissions, increase case mix index, and improve documentation.