Preliminary FY 2008 Statistics for the Top 20 MS-DRGs
All information in
this report is taken from an early release of the Medicare Provider Analysis and
file for FY 2008. This early release was provided by CMS and is based on
Medicare fee-for-service paid claims for discharges during the nine months ending
June 30, 2008.
The report is consistent with
Data Release policies.
with the highest numbers of discharges are ranked by volume and
- Number of
Medicare Discharges - total number of claims for the MS-DRG.
Length of Stay - total patient day divided by the number of
Charges - total gross charges divided by the number of
Reimbursed - Medicare Reimbursement is the amount paid to
the hospital and/or patient by Medicare for the services
reported on a bill. This amount does not include any capital
pass-thru amount or organ acquisition amount. In addition,
it excludes amounts paid by or on behalf of the patient
(e.g. deductibles or coinsurance). The average
reported for a
is total Medicare reimbursement divided
by the number of discharges.
description of the
Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System is provided to explain
the case mix index, etc.