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MS-DRGs: One Year and Counting

Author: Perez, Mario A. III; Tully, Melinda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008




Introduction




The most important changes in the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system in 25 years were initiated October 1, 2007. CMS began paying for inpatient hospital services using the CMS-developed Medicare severity DRGs (MS-DRGs). MS-DRGs represent....