The use of international DRGs

As health care organizations expand into international markets, reimbursement for clinical services offered involves the use of international Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). How these differ from Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and what they include is the topic of this episode of Modern Practice.

 

Guest speaker:
Linda Wiseman, RN
Senior Consulting Director
Vizient

 

Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Principal
Clinical Operations and Quality
Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:53] Various DRG systems and their uses

[01:46] Government oversight in other countries, including IR-DRGs

[03:32] Diagnostic categories by country

[04:48] Focus on three main areas

[06:26] ICD-11 issues

[08:26] Need to understand procedural coding when working overseas

 

Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com

Linda Wiseman’s contact email: linda.wiseman@vizientinc.com

 

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