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Tag: DRGs

DRGs (Diagnosis Related Groups) is a methodology for classifying patients based on the amount and type of hospital resources needed to treat them. Countries use DRGs or similar classification systems to allocate scarce resources, to determine reimbursement and funding and to measure the quality of care provided by hospitals. DRGs link clinical and financial data, and provide an operational means to define case mix (the range and type of patients a hospital treats). Most developed nations have adopted classification systems as the basis of their payment and quality measurement; many of these methodologies, including DRGs, were developed by 3M. The use of DRGs requires diagnosis and procedure coding, both primary businesses of 3M. This is an example of a language that enables communication across all entities involved in the delivery of healthcare.

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Toward a health system reimbursement framework

Feb. 21, 2020 / By Vladimir Lazarevik, MD, MPH

There are many questions healthcare leaders across the Gulf are asking when exploring health system reimbursement options, including “What are the available innovative reimbursement models?”, “How to define successful reforms?” […]

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Introducing competition and price transparency into the Medicare payment system

Nov. 1, 2017 / By Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

Would an Amazon-like price shopping experience for individual healthcare services help control healthcare costs? Price transparency is frequently cited as a possible strategy for reducing the cost of healthcare because […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

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Controlling the cost of pharmaceuticals through the EAPG payment system

Oct. 16, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In a recent blog we made the case for quantifying the net effect of drugs upon health expenditures so as to make more rational decisions. Providing information about costs and […]