What are MS-DRGs, or Medicare Severity – Diagnosis Related Groups?

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Medicare Severity – Diagnosis Related Groups, or MS-DRGs, are payment groups designed for Medicare beneficiaries.

Patients who have similar clinical characteristics and similar treatment costs are assigned to a MS-DRG.

The MS-DRG will be linked to a fixed payment amount based on the average treatment cost of patients in the group.

Hospitals provide this information on their bills… and Medicare uses this information to decide how much the hospitals should be paid.

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What are MS-DRGs, or Medicare Severity – Diagnosis Related Groups?

 

2 thoughts on “What are MS-DRGs, or Medicare Severity – Diagnosis Related Groups?

  1. I need a visual explanation, not a talking forehead. Anyone can verbally
    iterate something already put on paper so what good does this do for people
    who can’t understand?

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