Term: Poor Coding Hospitals

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

Identifies hospitals that use service codes to identify the number of cases and days designated non-acute, compared to the number of long term Revenues days (chronic care, respite and panelled days) reported to Manitoba Health. If the ratio of the non-acute service code days to long term Revenue days was less than 0.7, the decision was made to classify the hospital as a "poor coding" hospital.

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References 

  • Shanahan M, Lloyd M, Roos NP, Brownell M. Hospital Case Mix Costing Project 1991/92. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)