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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330259/limited-accuracy-of-administrative-data-for-the-identification-and-classification-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Abigail Khan, Katrina Ramsey, Cody Ballard, Emily Armstrong, Luke J Burchill, Victor Menashe, George Pantely, Craig S Broberg
BACKGROUND: Administrative data sets utilize billing codes for research and quality assessment. Previous data suggest that such codes can accurately identify adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the cardiology clinic, but their use has yet to be validated in a larger population. METHODS AND RESULTS: All administrative codes from an entire health system were queried for a single year. Adults with a CHD diagnosis code (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, (ICD-9) codes 745-747) defined the cohort...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313057/regional-differences-in-thrombectomy-rates-secondary-use-of-billing-codes-in-the-miracum-medical-informatics-for-research-and-care-in-university-medicine-consortium
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Christian Haverkamp, Thomas Ganslandt, Petar Horki, Martin Boeker, Arnd Dörfler, Stefan Schwab, Joachim Berkefeld, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Wolf-Dirk Niesen, Karl Egger, Manfred Kaps, Marc A Brockmann, Eva Neumaier-Probst, Kristina Szabo, Martin Skalej, Siegfried Bien, Christoph Best, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Horst Urbach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mechanical thrombectomy, in addition to intravenous (i.v.) thrombolysis is recommended for treatment of acute stroke in patients with large vessel occlusions (LVO) in the anterior circulation up to 6 h after symptom onset. We compared thrombectomy rates of eight university hospitals of the MIRACUM consortium to analyze the implementation of this guideline in clinical routine. METHODS: Anonymized billing data in a standardized format were loaded into a local i2b2 data warehouse by applying already existing extract, transform and load (ETL) routines...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298366/getting-it-rite-impact-of-a-dedicated-hospital-medicine-curriculum-for-residents
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Doris Lin, Chirayu Shah, Steffanie Campbell, Jeffrey T Bates, Erica Lescinskas
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to improve resident confidence in inpatient care and knowledge in hospital medicine topics with a newly developed rotation and curriculum called the Resident Inpatient Training Experience. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study completed by postgraduate year-2 (PGY-2) internal medicine residents in two affiliated hospitals. Forty-six PGY-2 residents each rotated on the Resident Inpatient Training Experience service for 1 month and completed a pre- and postrotation confidential online survey...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287752/do-orthopaedic-resident-and-fellow-case-logs-accurately-reflect-surgical-case-volume
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Kanu Okike, Peter Z Berger, Carrie Schoonover, Robert V O Toole
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine whether orthopedic resident and fellow case logs accurately reflect trainee case volume. DESIGN: For each orthopedic case performed at our institution between 7/1/14 and 10/31/14, the names of trainees who participated were obtained from the chart. The trainee Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case logs were queried to determine if the procedure in question was logged and, if so, which current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were reported...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280092/classifying-clinical-notes-with-pain-assessment-using-machine-learning
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Samah Jamal Fodeh, Dezon Finch, Lina Bouayad, Stephen L Luther, Han Ling, Robert D Kerns, Cynthia Brandt
Pain is a significant public health problem, affecting millions of people in the USA. Evidence has highlighted that patients with chronic pain often suffer from deficits in pain care quality (PCQ) including pain assessment, treatment, and reassessment. Currently, there is no intelligent and reliable approach to identify PCQ indicators inelectronic health records (EHR). Hereby, we used unstructured text narratives in the EHR to derive pain assessment in clinical notes for patients with chronic pain. Our dataset includes patients with documented pain intensity rating ratings > = 4 and initial musculoskeletal diagnoses (MSD) captured by (ICD-9-CM codes) in fiscal year 2011 and a minimal 1 year of follow-up (follow-up period is 3-yr maximum); with complete data on key demographic variables...
December 26, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273024/is-unplanned-out-of-hospital-birth-managed-by-paramedics-infrequent-normal-and-uncomplicated
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Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord, Margaret Barnes
BACKGROUND: Unplanned out-of-hospital birth is often perceived as precipitate in nature, 'infrequent', 'normal' and 'uncomplicated'. However, international studies report unplanned out-of-hospital birth is associated with increased rates of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This research describes intrapartum, immediate postpartum and neonatal care provided by paramedics in Queensland, Australia. The objectives were to (1) determine the number of cases where the paramedic documented birth or imminent birth during the study period (2) to describe the incidence of births prior to or during paramedic care (3) to detail any risk factors and/or complications recorded by paramedics during these cases, (4) identify paramedic pain management practices for intrapartum care, and (5) to examine the maternal and neonatal outcomes as documented by paramedics...
December 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240000/complete-versus-staged-repair-for-neonates-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-establishment-and-validation-of-a-cohort-of-2235-patients-using-detailed-surgery-sequence-review-of-health-care-administrative-data
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Jill J Savla, Brian T Fisher, Jennifer A Faerber, Yuan-Shung V Huang, Laura Mercer-Rosa
BACKGROUND: The surgical strategy for neonates with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) consists of complete or staged repair. Assessing the comparative effectiveness of these approaches is facilitated by a large multicenter cohort. We propose a novel process for cohort assembly using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), an administrative database that contains clinical and billing data for inpatient and emergency department stays from tertiary children's hospitals. METHODS: A 4-step process was used to identify neonates with TOF: (1) screen neonates in PHIS with International Classification of Diseases-9 (ICD-9) diagnosis or procedure codes for TOF; (2) include patients with TOF procedures before 30 days of age; (3) exclude patients with missing 2-year follow-up data; (4) analyze patients' 2-year surgery sequence patterns, exclude patients inconsistent with a treatment strategy for TOF, and designate patients as complete or staged repair...
December 12, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237688/heritability-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Lu-Chen Weng, Seung Hoan Choi, Derek Klarin, J Gustav Smith, Po-Ru Loh, Mark Chaffin, Carolina Roselli, Olivia L Hulme, Kathryn L Lunetta, Josée Dupuis, Emelia J Benjamin, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Sekar Kathiresan, Patrick T Ellinor, Steven A Lubitz
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have implicated multiple genetic loci associated with AF, but the contributions of genome-wide variation to AF susceptibility have not been quantified. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the contribution of genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism variation to AF risk (single-nucleotide polymorphism heritability, h2g ) using data from 120 286 unrelated individuals of European ancestry (2987 with AF) in the population-based UK Biobank...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236771/neuropsychological-performance-in-solvent-exposed-vehicle-collision-repair-workers-in-new-zealand
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Samuel Keer, Bill Glass, Dave McLean, Elizabeth Harding, Duncan Babbage, Janet Leathem, Yanis Brinkmann, Bradley Prezant, Neil Pearce, Jeroen Douwes
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether contemporary solvent exposures in the vehicle collision repair industry are associated with objectively measured neuropsychological performance in collision repair workers. METHODS: The RBANS battery and additional tests were administered to 47 vehicle collision repair and 51 comparison workers randomly selected from a previous questionnaire study. RESULTS: Collision repair workers performed lower on tests of attention (digit span backwards: -1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231757/structured-protocol-for-benign-biliary-anastomotic-strictures-impact-on-long-term-clinical-effectiveness
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Will S Lindquester, J David Prologo, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Gail L Peters
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare long-term clinical effectiveness before and after implementation of a structured protocol for percutaneous drainage of benign anastomotic biliary strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred five adult patients undergoing percutaneous biliary drainage for biliary anastomotic strictures between 1994 and 2015 were identified using Current Procedural Terminology billing codes, with 234 undergoing intervention before implementation of a structured protocol and 71 undergoing intervention after implementation of the protocol...
December 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230550/-acupuncture-covered-by-statutory-health-insurance-in-germany-an-observational-study-based-on-claims-data
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L Hickstein, S Kiel, C Raus, S Heß, J Walker, J-F Chenot
BACKGROUND: The coverage for acupuncture for chronic lower back or knee pain by the statutory health insurance was introduced in 2007. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of patients and providers of acupuncture and temporal and regional trends in the utilization of acupuncture. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used anonymized statutory health insurance claims data from a sample of roughly four million subjects. The sample is representative of the German population regarding age and gender in 2013...
December 11, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227366/trends-in-physician-reimbursement-for-spinal-procedures-since-2010
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Joshua E Meyers, Jiefei Wang, Asham Khan, Jason M Davies, John Pollina
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify trends in spinal procedure reimbursement in our practice since 2010. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In an uncertain healthcare climate with continuous reform, trends in physician reimbursement are unclear. Market forces of supply and demand, legislation imposing penalties for quality measures, local competition, and geographic location have the potential to affect reimbursement...
December 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223870/validation-of-an-algorithm-to-detect-severe-ms-relapses-in-administrative-health-databases
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James John Marriott, Hui Chen, Randall Fransoo, Ruth Ann Marrie
BACKGROUND: Severe relapses that required treatment were important outcomes in the sentinel trials of disease-modifying therapy (DMT). Identifying such relapses in administrative data would allow comparative-effectiveness studies of DMTs to be conducted in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: All relapsing-remitting (RRMS) and secondary-progressive (SPMS) patients living in Manitoba between 1999 and 2015 were identified using a validated case definition and linkage to the Manitoba MS Clinic database...
December 2, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220208/changing-utilization-of-noninvasive-diagnostic-imaging-over-2-decades-an-examination-family-focused-analysis-of-medicare-claims-using-the-neiman-imaging-types-of-service-categorization-system
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David A Rosman, Richard Duszak, Wenyi Wang, Danny R Hughes, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to use a new modality and body region categorization system to assess changing utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in the Medicare fee-for-service population over a recent 20-year period (1994-2013). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services billed between 1994 and 2013 were identified using Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary master files. Billed codes for diagnostic imaging were classified using the Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) coding system by both modality and body region...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217020/cataract-surgery-outcomes-and-complications-in-retinal-dystrophy-patients
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Emma C Davies, Roberto Pineda
OBJECTIVE: To investigate intraoperative complications, postoperative findings, and visual acuity outcomes in patients with retinal dystrophy after cataract surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at an academic tertiary referral centre. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty eyes from 18 patients with retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal dystrophies (Usher syndrome, Refsum disease, and Leber congenital amaurosis) who underwent cataract surgery were identified by searching the electronic medical record system from January 2010 to September 2015 for all patients treated by a single physician with billing codes for retinal dystrophy and cataract surgery...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214653/administrative-billing-codes-accurately-identified-occurrence-of-electrical-cardioversion-and-ablation-maze-procedures-in-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Alexa N Ehlert, Susan R Heckbert, Kerri L Wiggins, Evan L Thacker
BACKGROUND: Administrative billing codes for electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures may be useful for atrial fibrillation (AF) research if the codes are accurate relative to medical record documentation. HYPOTHESIS: Administrative billing codes accurately identify occurrence of electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures in AF patients. METHODS: We studied adults ages 30 to 84 who experienced new-onset AF between October 2001 and December 2004 in Group Health Cooperative (acquired by Kaiser Permanente in 2017), an integrated healthcare system in Washington state and northern Idaho...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204656/readmissions-after-revascularization-procedures-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Eric A Secemsky, Marc Schermerhorn, Brett J Carroll, Kevin F Kennedy, Changyu Shen, Linda R Valsdottir, Bruce Landon, Robert W Yeh
Background: Limited data suggest high rates of unplanned rehospitalization after endovascular and surgical revascularization for peripheral arterial disease. However, the overall burden of readmissions has not been comprehensively explored. Objective: To evaluate nationwide readmissions after peripheral arterial revascularization for peripheral arterial disease and to assess whether readmission risk varies among hospitals. Design: Retrospective cohort study...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193052/association-between-migraine-and-suicidal-behaviors-a-nationwide-study-in-the-usa
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Lauren E Friedman, Qiu-Yue Zhong, Bizu Gelaye, Michelle A Williams, B Lee Peterlin
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show migraineurs are at an increased risk of developing suicidal behaviors, even after controlling for comorbid depression. However, previous research has not examined the impact of psychiatric mood disorders on suicidal behaviors in migraineurs within a nationally representative sample. OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was used to investigate the association between migraine and suicidal behaviors and determine whether psychiatric comorbidities modify this association in a nationwide inpatient cohort...
November 29, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190748/low-hepatitis-c-antibody-screening-rates-among-an-insured-population-of-tennessean-baby-boomers
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James G Carlucci, Syeda A Farooq, Lindsey Sizemore, Michael Rickles, Brandon Cosley, Leigh McCormack, Carolyn Wester
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection is common and can cause liver disease and death. Persons born from 1945 through 1965 ("Baby Boomers") have relatively high prevalence of chronic HCV infection, prompting recommendations that all Baby Boomers be screened for HCV. If chronic HCV is confirmed, evaluation for antiviral treatment should be performed. Direct-acting antivirals can cure more than 90% of people with chronic HCV. This sequence of services can be referred to as the HCV "cascade of cure" (CoC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188352/-prospective-drg-coding-improvement-in-cost-effectiveness-and-documentation-quality-of-in-patient-hospital-care
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S Geuss, A Jungmeister, A Baumgart, R Seelos, S Ockert
BACKGROUND: In prospective reimbursement schemes a diagnosis-related group (DRG) is assigned to each case according to all coded diagnoses and procedures. This process can be conducted retrospectively after (DC) or prospectively during the hospitalization (PC). The use of PC offers advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness and documentation quality without impairing patient safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis including all DRG records and billing data from 2012 to 2015 of a surgical department was carried out...
November 29, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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