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"Transparent" DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) still lacks clarity, claim German experts

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The new DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) system will encourage transparency within the inpatient sector and make it possible to compare individual hospitals, but there are still many grey areas about Germany's future reimbursement system. This was the consensus at a special conference held by the industry association, BVMed, last week in Bonn. Delegates at the conference, entitled "The G-DRG system - a revolution in the German hospital market", were united that DRGs would not lead to cost savings in the sector.





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