Predicting diagnostic coding in hospitals: individual level effects of price incentives
Predicting diagnostic coding in hospitals: individual level effects of price incentives (Springer).
The purpose of this paper is to test if implicit price incentives influence the diagnostic coding of hospital discharges. We estimate if the probability of being coded as a complicated patient was related to a specific price incentive. This paper tests empirically if upcoding can be linked to shifts in
patient composition through proxy measures such as age composition, length of stay,
readmission rates, mortality- and morbidity of patients.
Quelle: Springer, 06.10.2021