The Medical College of Virginia, located in the urban city of Richmond, Virginia, has a wage...

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The Medical College of Virginia, located in the urban city of Richmond, Virginia, has a wage index of 1.8579. A student from nearby Virginia Commonwealth University has just been treated for viral meningitis during a 5-day length of stay (LOS) (DRG weight: 1.535). Use the information in the rate table below to calculate the DRG operating payment for this treatment.

Hospital Status/Labor/Non-Labor

Urban/2,800/1,250

Rural/2,000/1,000

Answer and Explanation:

The DRG operating payment for this treatment is $9,904.00.

This is calculated by taking the $2,800 cost of labor and multiplying that by the wage index of 1.8579:

2800 * 1.8579 = 5,202.12

Then add in the non-labor amount:

5,202.12 + 1,250 = 6,452.12

Then multiply that amount by the DRG weight of 1.535

6,452.12 * 1.535 = $9,904.00


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