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DRG Assure: Driving Severity and Risk Scores - Over 50 Attend Introductory Session

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NJHA-HBS Health Information Services presented today the webinar – DRG Assure: Driving Severity and Risk Scores Under Value Based Payments. As reimbursement methods shift toward value-based payments, it is critically important to understand the relationship between clinical documentation, performance improvement/quality scores and medical record coding.

All Patients Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) are now effective in New Jersey for Medicaid fee-for-service patients. A fiscal impact analysis of the APR-DRG severity of illness and risk of mortality-based system shows that 50 percent of New Jersey providers will experience a loss of revenue, an average of $277,000.

NJHA-HBS Health Information Services developed a new service called DRG Assure that directly links clinical documentation with coding to drive more accurate severity of illness and risk of mortality scores. If you missed the Program, you can access by clicking this LINK.

Tim Keough, 609-936-2200, tkeough@njha.com