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Diagnostic related groups and the obstetrician: antepartum admission.

Authors
  • Acker, D
  • Sapir, J
  • Sachs, B P
  • Friedman, E A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1986
Volume
155
Issue
4
Pages
780–783
Identifiers
PMID: 3094373
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A retrospective review was conducted of all pregnant women discharged undelivered during fiscal year 1985. If the current Medicare prospective payment plan were applied to these admissions, Diagnostic Related Group 383 (other antepartum diagnoses with medical complications) and Diagnostic Related Group 384 (other antepartum diagnoses without medical complications) would together generate a negative cash flow. Supplementation for capital costs and direct and indirect medical education costs would result in a positive cash flow; however, the supplementation is vulnerable to political and social forces that will tend to diminish or eliminate it.

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