Steven C Mehl

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BACKGROUND Both the Medicare (MCR) and Medicaid (MCD) programs turn 50 this year. Medicare has developed a national resource-based payment methodology for physicians' services, with broad input by specialty societies, and MCD payments are set by individual states by various means. STUDY DESIGN We have conducted the first national comparison of payment(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal timing to begin feeds in neonates with gastroschisis remains unclear. We examined if bedside abdominal ultrasound for intestinal motility is a feasible tool to detect return of bowel function in neonates with gastroschisis. METHODS Neonates born with uncomplicated gastroschisis who underwent closure received daily ultrasound exams. Full(More)
BACKGROUND There is no required competency for pediatric vascular injury in surgical training. We sought to describe changes over time for surgical specialists operating on pediatric vascular trauma injuries at a pediatric trauma center. METHODS Charts were retrospectively reviewed for vascular trauma injuries at a freestanding children's hospital between(More)
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