Medicare's value-based payment initiatives: impact on and implications for improving physician documentation and coding.

@article{Rosenstein2009MedicaresVP,
  title={Medicare's value-based payment initiatives: impact on and implications for improving physician documentation and coding.},
  author={Alan H. Rosenstein and Michelle O'Daniel and Susan Dorthea White and Ken Taylor},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={250-8}
}
Medicare has introduced a number of new payment initiatives that will have a profound effect on hospital reimbursement and quality and safety ratings. The new medical severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) payment system adds a number of new DRG categories to more adequately account for patient severity. The new present-on-admission (POA) initiative is designed to withhold additional reimbursement for selected complications that were not recorded as being POA but that occurred during the… CONTINUE READING

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