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Inpatient Hospital Charges

Claims for inpatient hospital stays are paid according to a payment system based on diagnosis related groups (DRGs). DRG is a system of classifying an inpatient stay based on the patient’s diagnosis, medical condition and any procedures performed.  Payments are hospital-specific to account for factors such as rural/urban, number of indigent patients, teaching hospital, etc.

Update on "Pass Throughs" (PDF)