MS-DRG: What is a Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group?
Medicare severity-diagnosis-related groups, abbreviated as MS-DRGs, are categories of inpatient hospital stays. The Medicare system uses them to determine reimbursements for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and hospices. A hospital stay can range from one day to 100 days. The most expensive MS-DRGs have the longest average stays. These expensive hospital services may include open-heart surgery or lung … Read more