Use of the Optum Labs Data Warehouse to assess test ordering patterns for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in the United States.

@article{Theel2015UseOT,
  title={Use of the Optum Labs Data Warehouse to assess test ordering patterns for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in the United States.},
  author={Elitza S. Theel and Ryan D Johnson and Elizabeth A Plumhoff and Curtis A. Hanson},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={1358-60}
}
We surveyed national Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing practices and diagnoses using commercial and Medicare medical claims data from Optum Labs (Cambridge, MA). Serologic testing for antibodies to H. pylori remains the most commonly ordered diagnostic test despite recent expert recommendations. Changes in reimbursement for serologic testing will likely drive future provider ordering practices. 

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