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Author(s):
Jürges, Hendrik; Köberlein, Juliane 
Title:
First do no harm. Then do not cheat: DRG upcoding in German neonatology 
Abstract:
Since 2003 German hospitals are reimbursed according to diagnosis related groups (DRGs). Patient classification in neonatology is based inter alia on birth weight, with substantialdiscontinuities in reimbursement at eight di erent thresholds. These discontinuities create strong incentives to upcode preterm infants into classes of lower birth weight. Usingdata from the German birth statistics 1996 to 2010 and German hospital data from 2006 to 2011, we estimate that since the introduction of DRGs,...    »
 
Keywords:
Arbeitspapier/Diskussionspapier 
Year:
2013