Variability in Medicare utilization and payment among urologists.

  title={Variability in Medicare utilization and payment among urologists.},
  author={Joan S. Ko and Heather J. Chalfin and Bruce J. Trock and Zhaoyong Feng and Elizabeth B. Humphreys and Sung-Woo Park and Herbert Ballentine Carter and Kevin D. Frick and Misop Han},
  volume={85 5},
OBJECTIVE To analyze variability in urologists' Medicare utilization and payment and estimate potential cost savings of standardized service utilization using information from the recently released Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (PUF) and to highlight potential limitations of PUF analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just released the PUF with payment or utilization data for 8792 urologists… CONTINUE READING

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