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APR-DRGs: Reviewing documentation for improved LOS data

Cathy Farraher, RN, BSN, MBA, CCCM, CCDS, details the basics of the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG), the system developed to allow for a more specific analysis of outcomes in the non-Medicare population, and shows coders and CDI teams how to better capture quality metrics through documentation.

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