Clinical codes are the building blocks used to create a picture of a patient's stay in hospital. These codes are grouped to generate a Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), each representing a group of clinically and economically homogeneous patients.
Through DRGs a hospital is able to gain detailed understanding of the patients they treat (case mix). Many hospitals and departments then analyse this data for performance, pricing and reimbursement.
3M has a range of grouping software that groups coded data into any version of the Australian Refined - Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG).
Our On-Premise Grouper is 3M™ Core Grouping Software (CGS
Our Hosted Grouper is 3M™ Grouper Plus Content Service (GPCS)
All our grouping software has been certified by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) to ensure the correct AR-DRG is assigned to the patient's episode of care.