DRG payment for long-term ventilator patients--revisited.

  title={DRG payment for long-term ventilator patients--revisited.},
  author={Paula S. Douglass and Robert C. Bone and Robert L. Rosen},
  volume={93 3},
This article provides a follow-up to an evaluation originally presented in Chest of the financial impact of diagnosis related group (DRG) payment for long-term ventilator-dependent Medicare patients at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. Since the results of our original study were presented, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has created two new DRGs for patients who have respiratory principal diagnoses to help recognize the resource intensiveness associated with… CONTINUE READING

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