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Diagnosis Related Groups

Journal Article

Evolution of the International Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (IR-DRGs) from Version 1.0 to Version 3.2

Published by AHIMA World Congress, September 2017,  by Marc Berlinguet, MD; Sue Boucher; and JulieAnne Perry. The IR DRGs…

3M Commentary

Innovative payment models for complex populations

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In developing our classification tools we are continually called upon to make judgement calls on the relative clinical complexity of…

3M Commentary

Leveling the playing field through site-neutral payment

By Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

Our recent article, “Implementing a Site-Neutral PPS,” published in the HFMA journal, highlights the potential for a reform…

3M Commentary

The Real Impact of DRGs: Meaningful Data that Changed Hospital Management

By Richard Averill, MS

A recent blog by François de Brantes, executive director of HCI3, titled “Letting the Facts Get in the Way