Accession Number:

ADA252661

Title:

Comparative Assessment of Six Case-Mix Classification Systems When Applied to Simulated DoD Populations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BIRCH AND DAVIS ASSOCIATES INC SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1991-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a comparative analysis of six case-mix classification systems when applied to a simulation of DoD patient populations. This represents the culmination of a series of reports that assessed each of the case-mix classification schemes. Case-mix classification schemes tested were Ambulatory Work Units AWUs Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services CHAMPUS visit charges Ambulatory Visit Groups AVGs based on CHAMPUS charges AVGs based on the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale RBRVS Ambulatory Patient Groups APGs based on CHAMPUS charges and APGs based on RBRVS. Simulations were used to facilitate a comparison of these competing classification schemes.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE