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Casemix Grouper

What is the Casemix Local Grouper?

The Casemix Local Grouper is a software application used by finance and information professionals to group NHS patient-level data into Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs). The application is free to download and there are no restrictions to its use.


What are the different types of Grouper?

The two different types of Casemix Local Grouper are 'Payment' and 'Costing':

  • Payment Groupers enable users to convert patient level activity into HRGs and understand activity reimbursement under DH Payment by Results (PbR). After using the software to group patient level activity, users can refer to DH PbR tariff guidance and use this information to forecast reimbursement.
  • Costing Groupers enable users to convert patient level activity into HRGs for submission as part of the National Schedule of Reference Costs. The results of this exercise are used to calculate the PbR tariff for the following year.
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