Higher case mix index values indicate that a hospital has treated a greater number of complex, resource-intensive patients, and the hospital may be reimbursed at a higher rate for those cases.
Companies that sell into healthcare facilities can also use the metric to target and segment accounts. Hospitals with the highest case mix index tend to be specialty and surgical hospitals that perform complex and high-cost procedures.
What factors influence case mix index?
Many factors can influence case mix index, including but not limited to: