Initiatives in Prospective Payment Systems Based on Diagnosis Procedure Combination

  title={Initiatives in Prospective Payment Systems Based on Diagnosis Procedure Combination},
  author={Kazuhiro Takei and Hirokazu Ito},
The Prospective Payment System (PPS) based on a patient’s diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) was introduced in 82 technologically advanced hospitals nationwide in Japan in April 2003. This system was later expanded to private general hospitals that offer acute care, bringing the number of participating institutions to 1557 in fiscal year 2009. As a top vendor in the healthcare system market, Fujitsu has participated in the study and operation of PPS from the beginning and supported the… CONTINUE READING

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