MEDICARE PROVIDER

MEDICARE PROVIDER

Benchmark Assignment: Case 2-33

Using data from Case Study 2-33, create a 1,050- to 1,400-word report answering questions one through five on p. 121.

·         1 The top 20 MS-DRGs by number of discharges

·         2. The top 10 MS-DRGs by patient days

·         3. The highest 5 MS-DRGs by ALOS

·         4. What state is the most efficient, based on ALOS?

·         5. What state is the most efficient, based on cost-of-stay average charge?

Include the following:

o    Analyze how MEDPAR could be used to affect decision-making to improve financial performance,health outcomes, and operational efficiency in a hospital.

o    Analyze the additional data needed to conduct a thorough analysis of financial performance, health outcomes, and operational efficiency in a hospital.

o    What you need and why

o    Choose one of the additional data types described in the previous bullet, and evaluate how that data type will affect your overall analysis.

o    Evaluate a data source for the additional data type you have identified above. Address its currency,value, and relevance.

Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.

Format your references according to APA guidelines.