Estimating Surgical Procedure Times Using Anesthesia Billing Data and Operating Room Records.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The median time required to perform a surgical procedure is important in determining payment under Medicare's physician fee schedule. Prior studies have demonstrated that the current methodology of using physician surveys to determine surgical times results in overstated times. To measure surgical times more accurately, we developed and validated… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12474

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