DRG Update for 2012

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Dec 14, 2011
60 Minutes
Product Description

Know what is deleted, modified, and added in DRG for the year 2012, and compliance-related coding, billing and chargemaster including RACs.


 Join Dr. Duanne Abbey:

  • To briefly review DRGs in general.
  • To review MS-DRG changes.
  • To discuss ICD-9 changes in conjunction with MS-DRGs.
  • To delineate coding and documentation issues including the offsets.
  • To review financial changes with MS-DRGs.
  • To discuss issues such as readmission reduction.
  • To explain the ongoing issue of the 3-Day Payment window and hospital acquired conditions.


  • Brief Review of DRGs and MS-DRGs
    • CCs and MCCs
    • DRG Categories
    • DRG Grouping and ICD-9 Coding
    • Calculation of MS-DRG Weights
    • Compliance Issues and Reports
  • Payment Updates
    • Standardized Amounts
    • New Technology
    • Changes In MS-DRG Weights
    • Hospital Acquired Conditions
    • Wage Index Calculations
    • Outlier Payments
    • Post-Acute Care Transfers
  • MS-DRG Changes
    • New MS-DRGs
    • Coding Issues
    • Documentation and Coding Adjustments
    • CC and MCC Lists
    • Review of New ICD-9-CM Procedure Codes
    • MS-DRG Weight Changes
  • Quality of Care
    • Readmission Reductions
    • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing
    • Inpatient Quality Reporting
    • Hospital Acquired Conditions
  • Policy Issues
    • 3-Day Payment Window
    • ESRD
    • Hospice Discharges
    • Under Arrangements
    • GME Cap
  • Sources for Further Information

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Inpatient Coding Personnel, Coding, Billing and Claims Transaction Personnel, Internal Auditing Personnel, Financial and Compliance Personnel, Physicians and Other Interested Personnel.


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About Our Speaker

Duane Abbey Hospital Coding & Compliance Expert

 Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrolment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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