Ambulatory Patient Group

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Ambulatory Patient Group (APG) is a classification system for outpatient services reimbursement developed for the American Medicare service by the Health Care Financing Administration.[1] It classifies patients into nearly 300 pathology groups rather than the 14,000 of the International Classification of Diseases.

The APG system is similar to the Diagnosis-related groups (DRG), which apply to urgent care.


  1. ^ Abbey, Duane C.; Blount, L. Lamar (October 1996). "Understanding the financial implications of APGs - ambulatory patient groups - Cover Story". Health Care Industry. Retrieved 2009-01-29.