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DHCS to Host APR-DRG Webinar

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a Q&A webinar Wednesday, March 13, from 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. (PT) explaining the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) simulation data that some hospitals have requested and received. DHCS announced availability of the data sets last week, helping hospitals to simulate the financial impact of transitioning to an APR-DRG reimbursement system, effective July 1. Beginning with a brief walk-through of the Excel file and the data fields, the webinar will focus primarily on participants’ questions, covering only the hospital-specific APR-DRG simulation data file. DHCS advises the session will be of most use to staff who have received their hospital’s Excel file and can reference it during the webinar. For meeting details, visit

Hospitals that have not yet received their simulation data set may request it by e-mailing For more information, visit