In Germany, around 2,000 hospitals ensure inpatient care coverage and are increasingly taking over ambulatory services . Somatic hospitals have been cost accounting with the DRG system (Diagnosis Related Groups) since 2004. As of 2015, psychiatric and psychosomatic establishments will be obliged to use this as well. The DRG system presents a major challenge for hospital funders, as well as for hospital economy and medical management. The need for analysis and consulting services has significantly increased.

In order to meet this demand more specifically, the IGES Institut acquired the "Institut für medizinisch-ökonomisches Consulting " (IMC) in 2009. For over 12 years, this company has been established as a benchmarking institute for case-based flat rates (DRGs) and as an organiser for German hospitals. It uses sophisticated software as well as its own certified DRG and PEPP grouper to conduct economic analyses.


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Our clients

  • Hospitals
    • Acute-care hospitals at all levels of care
    • Psychiatric and psychosomatic hospitals, establishments for child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Hospital funders (public, private, non-profit), hospital funders’ associations .
  • Hospital federations at state and federal levels

Our services

  • Assessment of potential (market analysis)
    • Site analysis
    • Analysis of market segment potentials
    • Competitive environment analysis
    • Analysis of medical and organisational processes
  • Cost calculations
    • Setup of accounting systems compatible with the InEK cost accounting scheme
    • Support for DRG and PEPP calculations at InEK
    • Portfolio development and portfolio design
    • Planning and management of services and costs
    • Monitoring of objectives and budget adherence
    • Get money in - stop money going out
  • Benchmarking
    • Cost comparison: InEK and peer benchmarking, inliers and outliers
    • Best-in-class ranking
    • Performance, process and profit benchmarking
    • Assessment of cost divergences in the most important DRGs, specialised departments, cost types
  • Referral management
    • Analysis and portrayal of relevant referrers, and of regional non-referrers
    • Strategies for improving referrer relationships
  • Determining workforce requirements
    • Profit-oriented assessment of human resource requirements
    • Productivity indicators for benchmarking and management