CHA News Article

DHCS to Hold Webinars on Year 5 APR-DRG Implementation

The Department of Health Care Services will host webinars on May 23 and June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to noon (PT) to provide information on proposed changes to year 5 All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) implementation. As previously reported in CHA News, the changes will be effective July 1 and include increases to the high-cost outlier threshold one, non-remote rural base rates and policy adjustor for pediatric service. The proposed changes also include eliminating the high-cost outlier threshold two.