The Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Service Intensity Weights (SIWs), Trimpoints and Average Length of Stays (ALOS) are used by the Medicaid Program to make DRG payments to New York State Hospitals. They are also published in 10NYCRR Part 86-1.62 and 86-1.63 and updated as necessary.

Any questions regarding the DRGs, SIWs, Trimpoints or Average Length of Stays should be brought to the attention of the Bureau of HCRA Operations & Financial Analysis (518) 473-8822.

DRG, SIW, Trimpoints and Average Length of Stays (ALOS) effective January 2009 (PDF, 588KB, 18pg.)

As noted above, states have programs that pay some or all of beneficiaries’ Part A and Part B premiums and coinsurance for certain people who have Medicare and a limited income. Medicare provides similar assistance with premiums and cost-sharing for low-income Part D enrollees. Information is available at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and, for hearing and speech impaired, at TTY/TDD: 1-877-486-2048.

View this and previous data at the New York State Department of Health website by clicking here.


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