Images & Associates has developed a proprietary methodology for calculating demand for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) services based on MS-DRG and ICD-9 level review of  discharges from potential referral hospitals within the primary and secondary market areas of the existing or proposed IRF.   Unlike historical methods that calculated demand from discharge DRG's and MS-DRG's only, our methodology looks at demand at a more granular level evaluating not only the MS-DRG but other key data available at the patient level:
  • Primary ICD-9 codes
  • Length of Stay¬†
  • Discharge Disposition / Follow-up Service Needs
  • Age
  • Market Capture Rates

Demand analysis is helpful not only in the decision making stages of development of new units and hospitals but also in determining market strategy for census development in existing hospitals.
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