JANE M. ORIENT, M.D.
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To make hospital care most exceedingly fair
There's a new scheme that's called DRG's.
The payment for service made Medicare nervous,
For lack of control of the fees.
Now the pay's by the head, if alive or if dead,
Diagnosis determines the money,
Giving access to all, at a price that must fall,
To assure we can't do it for money.
In the state we can trust
With true confidence sure,
For they represent us,
And their motives are pure,
And we know they don't do it for money.
To select the right code for each episode
Needs twelve clerks
ORIENT JM. An Ode to DRG Creep1. Ann Intern Med. ;102:565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-4-565_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(4):565.
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