Accession Number : ADA191133

Title :   Diagnosis Related Groups for DOD: Background of a Competitive Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Munson, Mark R

PDF Url : ADA191133

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Public Law 99-661 requires that the Department of Defense (DOD) use Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) for resource allocation. DRGs are an attempt to identify outputs of a hospital's inpatient care system that consume similar amounts of resources. These outputs are clinically significant in that they are composed of similar discharge diagnoses. Rates of reimbursement for DRGs, are predicated on the isoresource consumption nature of DRGs. The Federal government has established DRGs as the basis of a prospective reimbursement rate structure. Several state administered programs have also adopted this reimbursement policy. By establishing an expected rate of reimbursement, the paying agency has effectively provided hospitals an incentive to control costs. Keywords: Diagnosis related groups, Ambulatory visit groups, Case mix management, Prospective reimbursement.

Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *COMPENSATION, *COST ANALYSIS, ALLOCATIONS, CONTROL, COSTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MOTIVATION, PATIENTS, RATES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL LAW, THESES, PATIENTS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE