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3M™ APR DRG Software

3M ID V100579013
  • Classifies patients into diagnostic groups
  • Accounts for severity of illness and risk of mortality
  • Provides an accurate, consistent measure for evaluating inpatient care
  • Links patient outcomes with clinical practice and cost
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Learn about 3M APR DRGs

  • Jeni Alm

    APR DRGs: The right fit for commercial populations

    When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska wanted to change how it paid inpatient claims, the organization turned to 3M. Hear Jeni Alm, Vice President of Health Network Services, discuss how 3M’s APR DRG methodology turned out to be better than MS-DRGs for paying commercial claims.


  • APR DRG eBook

    3M™ All Patient Refined DRGs: The standard for yesterday, today and tomorrow

    The 3M APR DRG Classification System set the standard from the very start.

    Since its debut in the early 1990s, the 3M APR DRG Classification System has remained the healthcare industry’s leading methodology to measure inpatient severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) for an individual patient or a patient population.

    What makes the 3M APR DRGs the methodology of choice for so many organizations? And how does 3M play a role in the move to population health?


  • Fact sheet

    Fact Sheet: 3M™ All Patient Refined DRGs

    The 3M All Patient Refined DRG (APR DRG) Classification System uses standard patient discharge information to classify patients into clinically meaningful groups, then into four severity-of-illness (SOI) and four risk-of-mortality (ROM) subclasses within each 3M APR DRG code.

    The system aligns the care provided in the hospital with how it’s paid and helps organizations better understand their populations’ health across the care continuum.

Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Help Me With
Case Mix Index, Provider Quality Comparison, Risk-based Provider Payment
Organization Type
Billing Services, Business Partner, Government, Health System/Hospital, Provider
Role
Financial, Quality
Details
  • Classifies patients into diagnostic groups
  • Accounts for severity of illness and risk of mortality
  • Provides an accurate, consistent measure for evaluating inpatient care
  • Links patient outcomes with clinical practice and cost
  • Available as interactive software within the coding workflow or as batch processing software for large volumes of claims

The 3M™ All Patient Refined DRG (APR DRG) Classification System is widely used throughout the United States to adjust inpatient claims data for severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM). Public and commercial organizations in more than thirty states use the 3M APR DRG methodology for payment or public quality reporting.

So many variables affect how sick patients are, how quickly they recover and how many resources are needed to effectively treat them. 3M can help you better understand these variables for all patients, including children, maternity and commercial insurance enrollees.

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