Central Patient Admissions - the new Task and Challenge for Ultrasound

In Germany, a comprehensive reimbursement system designed around Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) was introduced following the Health Reform Act of 2000. The previous method of payment, wherein the number of treatment days was multiplied by the amount allowed per treatment day, was discarded. The new DRG-based payment system requires the optimization of patient treatment, from admission to discharge, in order to secure the income the hospitals need to survive.

CPA principle: shortest possible distances
CPA principle: shortest possible distances

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 9/2006, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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