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CMS delays documentation and coding adjustment, reduces payment for common MS-DRGs

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, September 1, 2009

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Hospitals may be relieved that CMS delayed a 1.9% payment reduction and pleased with a 2.1% increase, but changes in MS-DRG weights may still have a negative impact on reimbursement for fiscal year (FY) 2010.

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