Variation in hospital costs and reimbursement for endovascular aneurysm repair: A Vascular Quality Initiative pilot project.

@article{Lemmon2017VariationIH,
  title={Variation in hospital costs and reimbursement for endovascular aneurysm repair: A Vascular Quality Initiative pilot project.},
  author={Gary W. Lemmon and Dan W Neal and Randall R Demartino and Joseph R. Schneider and Tej M Singh and Larry W. Kraiss and Salvatore T. Scali and Apostolos K Tassiopoulos and Andrew W. Hoel and Jack L. Cronenwett},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={1073-1082}
}
OBJECTIVE Comparing costs between centers is difficult because of the heterogeneity of vascular procedures contained in broad diagnosis-related group (DRG) billing categories. The purpose of this pilot project was to develop a mechanism to merge Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) clinical data with hospital billing data to allow more accurate cost and reimbursement comparison for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures across centers. METHODS Eighteen VQI centers volunteered to submit… CONTINUE READING