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By Jamie Jarmul Md / PhD student at UNC - Chapel Hill, PhD in Health Policy and Management
Phillip Tseng, Robert S Kaplan, Barak D Richman, Mahek A Shah, Kevin A Schulman
Importance: Administrative costs in the US health care system are an important component of total health care spending, and a substantial proportion of these costs are attributable to billing and insurance-related activities. Objective: To examine and estimate the administrative costs associated with physician billing activities in a large academic health care system with a certified electronic health record system. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study used time-driven activity-based costing...
February 20, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Jeffery A Dusek, Kristen H Griffin, Michael D Finch, Rachael L Rivard, David Watson
OBJECTIVES: An important task facing hospitals is improving pain management without raising costs. Integrative medicine (IM), a promising nonpharmacologic pain management strategy, is yet to be examined for its cost implications in an inpatient setting. This institution has had an inpatient IM department for over a decade. The purpose was to examine the relationship between changes in patients' pain, as a result of receiving IM therapy, and total cost of care during an inpatient hospital admission...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Nghia H Nguyen, Rohan Khera, Lucila Ohno-Machado, William J Sandborn, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND: We estimated annual burden and costs of hospitalization in patients with chronic gastrointestinal and liver diseases, and identified characteristics of high-need, high-cost patients, in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: Using Nationwide Readmissions Database 2013, we identified patients with at least 1 hospitalization between January-June 2013, and a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), chronic liver diseases (CLDs), functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), gastrointestinal hemorrhage, or pancreatic diseases, with 6 months or more of follow up...
February 20, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kerin B Adelson, Salimah Velji, Kavita Patel, Basit Chaudhry, Catherine Lyons, Rogerio Lilenbaum
Most cancer centers are ill-equipped to pursue value-based payment (VBP) because of limited information on their population's cost of care. Herein, we outline the stepwise approach used by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in our pursuit of better value care. First, we addressed institutional barriers. A move toward value required demonstration to Yale-New Haven Health System leadership that OCM would improve patient care, fund new infrastructure, and provide the opportunity to gain experience with VBP without a major threat to the financial stability of the health system...
October 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
N Gow, C McGuinness, A J Morris, A McLellan, J T Morris, S A Roberts
AIM: To determine the excess costs attributable to surgical site infections (SSI) following primary hip and knee joint arthroplasty at Auckland City Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study. Cases were patients who developed a SSI following primary hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery within 90 days of the procedure. Cases were matched 1:2 with controls; patients whose primary hip and knee arthroplasty procedures were not complicated by infection...
April 1, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
Eric M Padegimas, Kushagra Verma, Benjamin Zmistowski, Richard H Rothman, James J Purtill, Michael Howley
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty is a large and growing part of the U.S. Medicare budget, drawing attention to how much providers are paid for their services. The purpose of this study was to examine the variables that affect total joint arthroplasty reimbursement. Along with standard economic variables, we include unique health-care variables. Given the focus on value in the Affordable Care Act, the model examines the relationship of the quality of care to total joint arthroplasty reimbursement...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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