DRG costing exercise in the Republic of Moldova

EHG will be implementing a 16 month project under the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Moldova to provide technical assistance to the National Health Insurance Company and the MoH. Activities focus on strengthening the function and capacity of procurement of hospital services by calculating the hospital costs for services paid based on diagnosis related groups (DRGs) mechanism and recalculation of cost-weights of DRGs used to fund the hospitals. A team of specialist will propose a methodology on costing, develop costing tools, conduct the costing study, calculate a new set of local cost-weights for all 695 DRGs and develop a set of recommendations to improve hospital funding policies in Moldova.