Medical Payment Series: The rise of the DRG payment model

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By Jiang Guanjun, Qiuwen Peng | 15 May 2019

China’s healthcare expenditures are increasing, with the imbalance between social health insurance revenues and expenditures continuing to intensify. This article investigates the transition from the currently mainstream fee-for-service model to the diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment model, the history of DRG in foreign markets, and the potential challenges to having a DRG payment model in China’s system.