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Medicare, Hospitals at Odds Over Payment for Sicker Patients
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A patient classification system that was installed in 2008 to better measure the severity of illnesses and payment accuracy for Medicare beneficiaries shows that hospitals are successfully contending with a more complex and costlier caseload, the American Hospital Association reports.

And now that the federal government’s Medicare Severity-adjusted Diagnostic Related Groups data makes that clear, AHA officials say, the federal government doesn’t want to pay for the results.