Bringing psychiatric patients into the Medicare prospective payment system: alternatives to DRGs.

@article{Mitchell1987BringingPP,
  title={Bringing psychiatric patients into the Medicare prospective payment system: alternatives to DRGs.},
  author={Janet B. Mitchell and Barbara Dickey and Benjamin Liptzin and Lloyd I. Sederer},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={610-5}
}
The basis of Medicare's prospective payment for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental illness hospital admissions has been the patient classification system known as diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). This paper describes two alternative patient classification systems, disease staging and clinically related groups, and reports how well each system predicts resource use compared to the DRG system. Medicare data from four states were used to test the comparative strength of these patient classification… CONTINUE READING
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