Invited Faculty
  • Byoong Yong Choi
    Seoul Medical Center
  • I am a rheumatologist who has been working for more than 10 years in a public medical institution. Unlike European countries, Korea's medical system only accounts for less than 10% of public medical institutions. This means that the private sector made more efforts than the government in establishing an excellent medical system in a short period of time. Nevertheless, I believe that there are clear tasks that public medical institutions should take on first in Korea.

    Korea's medical cost payment system is basically fee-for-service, but a new bundled payment model (KDRG) has recently been launched at public medical institutions as a government pilot project. I became interested in how the payment model might affect the care of patients with rheumatic and muscular diseases. My presentation includes errors found in hospitalization cases applied to KDRG and their solutions.
  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 18 14:00-14:30 Room Grand Ballroom 105 [Symposium] KCR Research Foundation Session Korean diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) payment system in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases