CHA News Article

DHCS to Provide APR-DRG Simulation Data on Request

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has completed the hospital-specific data sets necessary for simulating the financial impact of transitioning to an All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) reimbursement system. Each data set includes all of the 2009 claim level detail used to calculate the hospital’s transition base rate, effective July 1, 2013. CHA encourages hospitals to obtain their data, verify the accuracy of its content and model the anticipated financial impact. Requests for data sets should e-mailed to DHCS at