Comparison of alternative relative weights for diagnosis-related groups

  title={Comparison of alternative relative weights for diagnosis-related groups},
  author={Philip G. Cotterill and Joel Bobula and Rose E. Connerton},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
During this study, we investigated the extent to which diagnosis-related group (DRG) relative weights based exclusively on charge data differ from DRG weights constructed according to the methodology used in deriving the original relative weights for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS). The PPS operating cost weights were based on a combination of cost and adjusted charge information (Pettengill and Vertrees, 1982). The results of this study reveal only minor differences between the… CONTINUE READING


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