compare and contrast the old DRG system with the new MS-DRG system.

compare and contrast the old DRG system with the new MS-DRG system.

CMS Diagnosis Related Groups Assignment

One of the major criticisms of the CMS Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) reimbursement methodology was that it did not include an adequate Severity of Illness (S/I) adjustment. In response to these criticisms, CMS revised the old DRG system in FY 2008 to include a Severity of Illness adjustment (MS-DRG).

In a 1-2 page paper, analyze, compare and contrast the old DRG system with the new MS-DRG system. Based on your analysis, identify and evaluate the overall benefits and/or disadvantages that the new MS-DRG severity adjusted system would be for a healthcare facility.

Your paper should use APA format, including in-text citations and a References page (minimum of 2 references).

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