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What Do DRG’s LOS Columns Mean?

Question: In the CMS DRG datasheet, what is the difference between the column titled “Geometric Mean LOS” and the one labeled “Arithmetic Mean LOS”?
Answer: The geometric mean length of stay or (GMLOS) is the national mean length of stay for ea…

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Medical Record Retention: How Long Should You Keep Patient Charts?

CMS says keep patient medical records for 6 years.
Medical practices often hear conflicting advice regarding how long they must hang on to a patient’s medical records, but CMS intends to clear up any misinformation with new MLN Matters article SE1022…

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