3M™ Clinical Risk Groups: Measuring Risk, Managing Care

by 3M Health Information Systems, Inc.

May 4, 2017


The 3M Clinical Risk Groups (CRGs) are a population classification system that uses inpatient and ambulatory diagnosis and procedure codes, pharmaceutical data and functional health status to assign each individual to a single, severity-adjusted group.

Each 3M CRG represents a clinically meaningful group of individuals who require similar amounts and types of resources. 3M CRGs can be used both to predict future healthcare utilization and cost (prospective) and explain past healthcare utilization and cost (retrospective).