Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: CMS proposes switch to MS-DRGs in 2008

Compliance Monitor, July 4, 2007

In its proposed rule updating the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year 2008, CMS proposed to adopt a severity-adjusted diagnosis-related group (DRG) system called Medicare-Severity DRGs (MS-DRG). The April 13 proposal creates 745 new DRGs to replace the current 538. According to CMS, the reforms are measured steps to improve the accuracy of Medicare's payment for inpatient stays and better account for the severity of patients' conditions.

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