DRG Watchdog highlights new financial dimensions of laboratory diagnostics.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
As nebulous as the details of the German diagnosis-oriented case reimbursement rate (G-DRGs) might be, one thing is obvious: rapid and accurate diagnostics will be vital in future to the reimbursement of standard cases that reflect the actual outlay. The laboratory that up to now has always been categorized as a potential for savings, now becomes a source of revenue for hospitals. A study initiated by the VDGH provides evidence for this (Clinical Laboratory 2002, 48, 327).
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 07/03/2016 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14572206