DRG

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)är-ˈjē How to pronounce DRG (audio) \

Definition of DRG

: any of the payment categories that are used to classify patients and especially Medicare patients for the purpose of reimbursing hospitals for each case in a given category with a fixed fee regardless of the actual costs incurred

called also diagnosis related group

First Known Use of DRG

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“DRG.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DRG. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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DRG

noun
\ ˈdē-ˈär-ˈjē How to pronounce DRG (audio) \

Medical Definition of DRG

: any of the payment categories that are used to classify patients and especially Medicare patients for the purpose of reimbursing hospitals for each case in a given category with a fixed fee regardless of the actual costs incurred and that are based especially on the principal diagnosis, surgical procedure used, age of patient, and expected length of stay in the hospital

called also diagnosis related group

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