current procedural terminology

Summary

Summary: Descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures performed by PHYSICIANS. It is produced by the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and used in insurance claim reporting for MEDICARE; MEDICAID; and private health insurance programs (From CPT 2002).

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Benefiting from the government CERT audits
    Marilyn Hammon
    University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 98:401-2. 2005
  2. ncbi Quality of diagnosis and procedure coding in ICD-10 administrative data
    Toni Henderson
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
    Med Care 44:1011-9. 2006
  3. ncbi Billing effectively with the new health and behavior current procedural terminology codes in primary care and specialty clinics
    Robin E S Miyamoto
    Department of Psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1221-9. 2006
  4. ncbi Revisiting physicians' financial incentives in Quebec: a panel system approach
    Abdelhak Nassiri
    University of Western Brittany, France
    Health Econ 15:49-64. 2006
  5. ncbi Evaluation and management codes: from current procedural terminology through relative update commission to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Todd Dorman
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S71-7. 2006
  6. doi Physicians must use correct place-of-service codes
    Kathleen D Schaum
    Kathleen D Schaum and Associates, Inc, Lake Worth, FL, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 21:260-3. 2008
  7. ncbi CPT new patient vs. established patient guidelines
    Deborah Grider
    Medical Professionals Inc, 7098 N Shadeland Ave, Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:159-60. 2003
  8. ncbi Making your encounter form work for you
    Crystal S Reeves
    Coker Group, 11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 710, Roswell, Georgia 30076, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:150-3. 2003
  9. ncbi CPT coding by interventional radiologists: a multi-institutional evaluation of accuracy and its economic implications
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Department of Radiology, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:734-40. 2004
  10. ncbi CPT coding for hospice in long-term care
    Ronald J Crossno
    American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1904 Sager Road, Rockdale, TX 76567, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:50-4. 2004

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  1. ncbi Benefiting from the government CERT audits
    Marilyn Hammon
    University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 98:401-2. 2005
    ..The CERT report can be a useful guide for auditing charts because it identifies areas that have been particularly problematic and are more likely to be closely scrutinized by governmental auditors...
  2. ncbi Quality of diagnosis and procedure coding in ICD-10 administrative data
    Toni Henderson
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
    Med Care 44:1011-9. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi Billing effectively with the new health and behavior current procedural terminology codes in primary care and specialty clinics
    Robin E S Miyamoto
    Department of Psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1221-9. 2006
    The health and behavior current procedural terminology (CPT) codes introduced in 2003 have gained nationwide acceptance through Medicare and limited acceptance through third party payers...
  4. ncbi Revisiting physicians' financial incentives in Quebec: a panel system approach
    Abdelhak Nassiri
    University of Western Brittany, France
    Health Econ 15:49-64. 2006
    ..In particular, it successfully addresses issues of physician heterogeneity, jointness between consultations and temporal breaks and generates robust estimates of PCPs volume and quality reactions to regulatory changes...
  5. ncbi Evaluation and management codes: from current procedural terminology through relative update commission to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Todd Dorman
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S71-7. 2006
    ..In addition, a better understanding of documentation requirements and the audit process will facilitate improved compliance and minimize liability...
  6. doi Physicians must use correct place-of-service codes
    Kathleen D Schaum
    Kathleen D Schaum and Associates, Inc, Lake Worth, FL, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 21:260-3. 2008
  7. ncbi CPT new patient vs. established patient guidelines
    Deborah Grider
    Medical Professionals Inc, 7098 N Shadeland Ave, Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:159-60. 2003
  8. ncbi Making your encounter form work for you
    Crystal S Reeves
    Coker Group, 11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 710, Roswell, Georgia 30076, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:150-3. 2003
    ..A well-designed encounter form is one key to enhance the process. This article provides some practical guidelines for making the encounter form more effective...
  9. ncbi CPT coding by interventional radiologists: a multi-institutional evaluation of accuracy and its economic implications
    Richard Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, Department of Radiology, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:734-40. 2004
    To evaluate the accuracy of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding for interventional radiology procedures and the associated professional economic impact when coding is performed by operating physicians.
  10. ncbi CPT coding for hospice in long-term care
    Ronald J Crossno
    American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1904 Sager Road, Rockdale, TX 76567, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:50-4. 2004
  11. ncbi Much in store for ICD-9, DRGs in FY 2004
    Ann Zeisset
    J AHIMA 74:65-8. 2003
  12. ncbi Coding for split visits for Medicare patients: preventive medicine and office visit on the same day
    Betsy Nicoletti
    Medical Practice Consulting, PO Box 946, Springfield, VT 05156, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:97-9. 2004
  13. ncbi Coding changes for 2006
    Theresa Powers
    DoctorsManagement, Knoxville, USA
    Tenn Med 99:33-4. 2006
  14. ncbi How to get a good night's sleep: adhere to correct billing practices
    Betsy Nicoletti
    Medical Practice Consulting, P O Box 946, Springfield, VT 05156, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:314-6. 2005
  15. ncbi Benchmarking variation in coding accuracy across the United States
    Daniel P Lorence
    College of Human Development, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:29-42. 2003
    ..As the United States moves toward an evidence-based medicine environment, the use of current patient data classification methods may be of limited value without increased attention to coding practices...
  16. ncbi How to analyze your E/M coding profile
    Betsy Nicoletti
    Fam Pract Manag 14:39-43. 2007
  17. ncbi From concept to CPT code to compensation: how the payment system works
    William T Thorwarth
    Catawba Radiological Associates, Hickory, NC 28603, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:48-53. 2004
    ..advances from a research concept to the assignment of a code in the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology; (3) the process by which the new procedure and code are assigned a reimbursement value in the ..
  18. ncbi Clinical laboratory billing: superfluous requirements without justification?
    Stephen Stadler
    Laboratory Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Leadersh Manag Rev 18:6-10. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi Keep your billing on target
    Gail Garfinkel Weiss
    Med Econ 81:60-1. 2004
  20. ncbi Percentage of reimbursement per CPT code
    Steven F Isenberg
    Ear Nose Throat J 83:612. 2004
  21. ncbi Update charge encounter sheets and charge description masters
    Kathleen D Schaum
    Kathleen D Schaum and Associates, Inc, 6491 Rock Creek Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 20:29-31. 2007
  22. ncbi Coding: what's new?
    Dorothy L Pennachio
    Med Econ 81:25-6, 28. 2004
  23. ncbi Answers to your questions
    Kent J Moore
    AAFP, USA
    Fam Pract Manag 12:23-4. 2005
  24. ncbi Unraveling surgical assistant modifiers
    Mary LeGrand
    KarenZupko and Associates, Inc, Chicago, USA
    ORL Head Neck Nurs 22:24-5. 2004
    ..This article aims to answer frequently asked questions regarding accurate reporting of assistant surgeons versus assistant at surgery modifiers...
  25. ncbi Estimating the costs of VA ambulatory care
    Ciaran S Phibbs
    VA HSR and D Health Economics Resource Center, VA Cooperative Studies Program, Department of Health Research and Policy, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:54S-73S. 2003
    ..They are potentially useful for any system that does not generate billing data, when CPT codes are simpler to collect than billing data, or when there is a need to standardize cost estimates across data sources...
  26. ncbi Emergency department coding and billing
    Caral Edelberg
    Medical Management Resources, Inc Team Health, 8001 Belfort Parkway, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 22:131-51. 2004
    ..Minimizing the risk for submitting fraudulent claims is critical, because it assures the efficient and timely billing of all ED services. For the practice to thrive, each is necessary...
  27. ncbi Psychiatry billing for nursing home services: understanding coding options
    Richard J Goldberg
    Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:209-14. 2005
    ..Documentation, background information, and proposed note formatting are also provided. Proper use of the E&M series can provide valuable coding options...
  28. ncbi Coding for effective denial management
    Jackie Miller
    Per Se Technologies, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Radiol Manage 26:18-21. 2004
    ..Some radiologists may lack the funding or human resources needed to implement truly effective coding programs for their staff members. In these circumstances, radiology business managers should consider outsourcing their coding...
  29. ncbi Focused physician coding audits: using modifier 25
    Mary H Stanfill
    J AHIMA 75:62-4. 2004
  30. ncbi Coding: what's new in 2004
    Dorothy L Pennachio
    Med Econ 81:44-6, 51. 2004
  31. ncbi The 15 most common coding/billing errors
    Robin Linker
    National AAPC Advisory Board Officer Local Chapter Relations, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:327-31. 2005
  32. ncbi Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology news: focus on coding
    Stanley Fineman
    Allergy Asthma Proc 26:149-50. 2005
  33. ncbi Bolstering bottom lines. Claims and coding
    Richard R Rogoski
    Health Manag Technol 26:10, 12, 14-5. 2005
  34. ncbi Medicare physician payment: change is in the air, but not on the ground
    Rob Blaser
    Renal Physicians Association, Rockville, MD, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 22:39-40. 2008
    ..Details on the resolution of physician reimbursement issues for 2008 and how these issues may develop for 2009 will be outlined on the RPA website at www.renalmd.org as they become available...
  35. ncbi Don't get burned coding common skin procedures
    Keith Millette
    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, USA
    Fam Pract Manag 12:47-50. 2005
  36. ncbi Payback
    Ken Ortolon
    Tex Med 101:43-5. 2005
  37. ncbi Regulatory changes that affect coding for immunotherapy
    J Spencer Atwater
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:S13-5. 2006
    ..regulations have had a significant impact on the way allergen immunotherapy is reimbursed and how Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are used for this purpose...
  38. ncbi Coding level-IV visits without fear
    Thomas A Waller
    Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla, USA
    Fam Pract Manag 13:34-8. 2006
  39. ncbi CODE your way to better reimbursement
    Robert Lowes
    Med Econ 84:48-50, 52-4. 2007
  40. ncbi When submitting claims, listing RVUs in the incorrect order might lower your reimbursement
    Steven F Isenberg
    Ear Nose Throat J 86:550. 2007
  41. ncbi Coding in the ambulatory surgery center
    Cindi Peterson
    Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, IL, USA
    J AHIMA 77:70-2. 2006
  42. ncbi Medical necessity and level-IV visits
    Jeffrey J Sourbeer
    Fam Pract Manag 13:26. 2006
  43. ncbi Coding and reimbursement
    Claudia P Barone
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, 72205, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 17:116-8. 2006
  44. ncbi Ensuring timely reimbursement
    Lisa L Spoden
    Strategic Health Care Company, Columbus, OH, USA
    Dermatol Nurs 19:280, 285, 288. 2007
  45. ncbi Evaluation and management and modifiers: you too can find comfort in using them
    Suzan Hvizdash
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPP Department of Surgery, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:60-1. 2006
  46. ncbi Making the most of DRGs
    David Tarantino
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
    Physician Exec 28:50-2. 2002
  47. ncbi Ostomy Medicare policy 2003
    Kathleen D Schaum
    Payment Strategies and Business Design for Wound Care Strategies, Inc, Harrisburg, PA, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 16:153-6. 2003
  48. ncbi The codes to watch: identifying the DRGs most prone to payment error
    Kimberly Hrehor
    Texas Medical Foundation, Austin, TX, USA
    J AHIMA 76:36-40. 2005
  49. ncbi Make sense of wound care billing: turn your cents into reimbursement dollars
    Deanna M Vargo
    Department of Ambulatory Care Wound Care, Summa Health System, Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio 44203, USA
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 35:186-96; quiz 197-8. 2008
    ..Therefore, investing the time to check the site for the latest updates can make a critical difference in your success with reimbursement for wound care services...
  50. ncbi RVU cost accounting not just for the 'big dogs'
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Connex 3:30. 2003
  51. ncbi [Diagnosis and procedure coding in relation to the DRG system]
    Tine Nymark
    Ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling O, Odense Universitets Hospital, DK 5000 Odense C
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:207-9. 2003
    ..The aim was to investigate the consequences of missing or wrong diagnoses and procedure codes in relation to the DRG system...
  52. ncbi Improve compliance and financial performance at the same time
    Jeff Sinaiko
    HPEN, Inc, 11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 777, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:155-8. 2002
    ..The lesson for medical practice managers is that if you improve compliance, you should actually improve your bottom line, not harm it...
  53. ncbi Medicare cost controls and program compliance: the rationale of physician claims edits
    Darren Carter
    J Med Pract Manage 18:115-9. 2002
    ..Many resources are available to aid physicians, including computerized tools, new CMS initiatives, and Internet materials...
  54. ncbi Where to find answers to your coding questions
    Kathy Brouch
    J AHIMA 74:84-6; quiz 87-8. 2003
  55. ncbi Claims denials--don't take no for an answer
    Betsy Nicoletti
    Med Econ 82:41-2. 2005
  56. ncbi Keeping internal chart reviews from being used against you: 11 useful strategies
    David M Glaser
    Fredrikson and Byron, 200 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:32-5. 2004
    ..This article provides some guidance to help practitioners realize the fuller value of chart reviews in terms of over- and under-coding, adequacy of documentation, and attorney-client privilege...
  57. ncbi Health care resources and costs for treating peripheral artery disease in a managed care population: results from analysis of administrative claims data
    Jay Margolis
    HealthCore, Inc, Wilmington, DE 19801 1366, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 11:727-34. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi LDL-C goal attainment among patients newly diagnosed with coronary heart disease or diabetes in a commercial HMO
    Soma S Nag
    Merck and Co, Inc, 770 Broad Street, West Point, PA, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 13:652-63. 2007
    ..Patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes are at high risk of coronary events and are particularly important target groups for monitoring and dose adjustment of lipid-modifying drug therapy...
  59. ncbi Value of hemoglobin A1c in diagnosing diabetes mellitus within a chronic disease management system illustrated by the receiver operating characteristic curve
    Wael E Eid
    Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
    Endocr Pract 16:14-20. 2010
    ..To develop a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) for diagnosing diabetes mellitus within a chronic disease management system...
  60. ncbi Value of Hemoglobin A1c in Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus within a Chronic Disease Management System Illustrated by the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve
    Wael E Eid
    Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Avera Endocrinology, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Endocr Pract 16:14-20. 2010
    ..on 1 of 3 criteria: International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification or Current Procedural Terminology codes specific for type 1 and type 2 diabetes; patients' use of medications (oral hypoglycemic agents, ..
  61. ncbi Comparison of nurse practitioner and family physician relative work values
    E M Sullivan-Marx
    School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6096, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 32:71-6. 2000
    ..The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility of using nurse practitioner data for specifying relative work values in the Medicare Fee Schedule for three office-visit codes...
  62. ncbi Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    David R Flum
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 289:1639-44. 2003
    ..Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD...
  63. pmc A cost-utility analysis of nonsurgical management, total wrist arthroplasty, and total wrist arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis
    Christi M Cavaliere
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 35:379-391.e2. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform a cost-utility analysis comparing nonsurgical management, total wrist arthroplasty, and total wrist arthrodesis for the rheumatoid wrist...
  64. ncbi Percutaneous abscess drainage: use of related radiology services and associated economic impact on a radiology practice
    Richard Duszak
    Department of Radiology, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, PO Box 16052, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612 6052, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:597-601. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of percutaneous abscess drainage on the usage and professional value of subsequent services provided by a radiology practice...
  65. ncbi Increasing the value of time reduces the lost economic opportunity of caring for surgeries of longer-than-average times
    Amr E Abouleish
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0591, USA
    Anesth Analg 98:1737-42, table of contents. 2004
    ..From the four departments, case-specific data (anesthesia Current Procedural Terminology code and minutes of care) were collected for all anesthesia cases billed for 1 yr...
  66. ncbi Medical informatics standards applicable to emergency department information systems: making sense of the jumble
    Kevin M Coonan
    University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North Medical Dr, Room AB193, Salt Lake City UT 84132, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:1198-205. 2004
    ..for systems to communicate (chiefly Health Level 7 [HL7]) and those required for submission of claims (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT]-4, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM], ..
  67. ncbi Recent trends in utilization rates of abdominal imaging: the relative roles of radiologists and nonradiologist physicians
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:744-7. 2008
    ..To study recent trends in the utilization of abdominal imaging in the Medicare population...
  68. ncbi Vertebral Fracture Assessment by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry: insurance coverage issues in the United States. A White Paper of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry
    Andrew J Laster
    Arthritis and Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA
    J Clin Densitom 10:227-38. 2007
    ..In the United States, VFA was assigned a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code in January 2005...
  69. ncbi Cost and use of conservative management of lumbar disc herniation before surgical discectomy
    Scott D Daffner
    Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 9196, USA
    Spine J 10:463-8. 2010
    ....
  70. ncbi Description of the outcomes of prior authorization of palivizumab for prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection in a managed care organization
    Brieana C Buckley
    SelectHealth, 4646 W Lake Park Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84120, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 16:15-22. 2010
    ....
  71. ncbi Blood transfusion is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after lower extremity revascularization
    Shane D O'Keeffe
    University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:616-21, 621.e1-3. 2010
    ....
  72. ncbi Racial disparities in the surgical management of stress incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 177:1846-50. 2007
    ..The relationship between urinary incontinence and race/ethnicity is poorly understood. We analyzed Medicare claims data to identify racial differences in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of women with stress urinary incontinence...
  73. ncbi Expert agreement in Current Procedural Terminology evaluation and management coding
    Mitchell S King
    Department of Family Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:316-20. 2002
    Available data suggest that physicians are accurate in approximately 55% of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) evaluation and management (E/M) coding for their services...
  74. ncbi National Academy of Neuropsychology/Division 40 of the American Psychological Association practice survey of clinical neuropsychology in the United States, Part I: practitioner and practice characteristics, professional activities, and time requirements
    Jerry J Sweet
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Medical Group, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 16:109-27. 2002
    ..party payors, such as Medicare and managed care), practice expenses, billing methods, experiences with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, time spent on various clinical tasks, use of assistants, and income...
  75. ncbi A cost-effectiveness analysis of sinecatechins in the treatment of external genital warts
    Paul C Langley
    College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Med Econ 13:1-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness and treatment-cost impact of sinecatechins (Veregen) as first-line therapy against its principal comparator, imiquimod (Aldara), in the treatment of external genital warts (EGWs)...
  76. ncbi Recent shifts in place of service for noninvasive diagnostic imaging: have hospitals missed an opportunity?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 6:96-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine recent shifts in place of service for noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) and determine whether hospitals have lost business to private outpatient imaging facilities...
  77. ncbi Representation of ophthalmology concepts by electronic systems: adequacy of controlled medical terminologies
    Michael F Chiang
    Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:175-83. 2005
    ..medical terminologies (International Classification of Diseases 9, Clinical Modification [ICD9-CM]; Current Procedural Terminology 4 [CPT-4]; Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine, Clinical Terms [SNOMED-CT]; Logical Identifiers, ..
  78. ncbi A comparison of patterns of care of nonsmall cell lung carcinoma patients in a younger and Medigap commercially insured cohort
    B E Hillner
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia and the Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Cancer 83:1930-7. 1998
    ..Initial treatment categories were stratified using Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology codes...
  79. ncbi Reimbursement and costs of pediatric ambulatory diabetes care by using the resource-based relative value scale: is multidisciplinary care financially viable?
    Sanford M Melzer
    Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105 0371, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 5:133-42. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi Financial impact of emergency department ultrasound
    Olanrewaju A Soremekun
    Harvard Affiliated EM Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:674-80. 2009
    ..There is limited information on the financial implications of an emergency department ultrasound (ED US) program. The authors sought to perform a fiscal analysis of an integrated ED US program...
  81. ncbi Economic impact of improving outcomes of lumbar discectomy
    John Sherman
    Twin Cities Orthopedics PA, 7373 France Ave South, Edina, MN 55435, USA
    Spine J 10:108-16. 2010
    ..Lumbar discectomy is usually a successful operation with a relatively low cost. Potential adjunctive procedures, such as repairing the anulus fibrosus or nucleus replacements, necessitate a cost-benefit analysis...
  82. ncbi An economic analysis of hand transplantation in the United States
    Kevin C Chung
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Health System, and Transitional Year Program, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital System of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 5340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 125:589-98. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the utility and estimate the costs of hand transplantation and the use of hand prostheses for forearm amputations...
  83. ncbi Trends in PET scanner ownership and leasing by nonradiologist physicians
    Rajan Agarwal
    Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:187-91. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine growth trends in ownership or leasing of private-office PET scanners by nonradiologist physicians...
  84. ncbi Practice management in obstetrics and gynecology residency curriculum
    L E Williford
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Memphis 38103, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 94:476-9. 1999
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  85. ncbi Craniotomy for resection of meningioma in the elderly: a multicentre, prospective analysis from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Chirag G Patil
    Outcomes Research Lab, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:502-5. 2010
    ..Utilising multicentre, prospective data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the present study sought to address this controversy...
  86. ncbi Quantifying net staffing costs due to longer-than-average surgical case durations
    Amr E Abouleish
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555 0591, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:403-12. 2004
    ..The purpose of this article is to demonstrate a method to quantify net anesthesia staffing costs due to longer-than-average surgical durations and evaluate the factors that influence staffing costs...
  87. ncbi Impact of Medicare denials on noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing
    M A Passman
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2735, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:846-53. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Medicare coverage limitations and claim denials on noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing...
  88. ncbi The impact of the accreditation council for graduate medical education work-hour regulations on the surgical experience of orthopaedic surgery residents
    Alexander J Pappas
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117 1026, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:904-9. 2007
    ....
  89. ncbi Predicting anesthesia times for diagnostic and interventional radiological procedures
    Franklin Dexter
    Division of Management Consulting, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:1491-500. 2006
    ..we tried to predict future anesthesia times by using historical anesthesia times classified by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes...
  90. ncbi CPT coding by interventional radiologists: accuracy and implications
    R Duszak
    West Reading Radiology Associates, P O Box 16052, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading, PA 19612 6052, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 12:447-54. 2001
    To evaluate the accuracy of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding for interventional radiology services when coding is performed by the operating physician.
  91. pmc Evidence for an inherited predisposition contributing to the risk for rotator cuff disease
    Robert Z Tashjian
    University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:1136-42. 2009
    ..We used a population-based resource combining genealogical data for Utah with clinical diagnosis data from a large Utah hospital to test the hypothesis of excess familial clustering for rotator cuff disease...
  92. ncbi Estimating the cost of developmental and behavioral screening of preschool children in general pediatric practice
    D Dobrez
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Pediatrics 108:913-22. 2001
    ..This article develops a model for estimating the cost of providing pediatric developmental and behavioral screening that can be scaled to reflect a pediatric practice's patient population and choice of screening offered...
  93. ncbi Influence of procedure classification on process variability and parameter uncertainty of surgical case durations
    Franklin Dexter
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Anesth Analg 110:1155-63. 2010
    ..One contributor to predictive variability is process variability, which arises among cases of the same procedure(s). Another contributor is parameter uncertainty, which is caused by small sample sizes of historical data...
  94. ncbi The effect of the introduction of MR and CT angiography on the utilization of catheter angiography for peripheral arterial disease
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:457-60. 2007
    ....
  95. ncbi Vertebroplasty in the United States: guidance method and provider distribution, 2001-2003
    William B Morrison
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, SA
    Radiology 243:166-70. 2007
    ..To use the nationwide Medicare database to retrospectively evaluate the provider distribution for vertebroplasty, as well as the guidance method used in the United States...
  96. ncbi Who gets paid for diagnostic imaging, and how much?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:931-5. 2004
    ..To determine the apportionment of Medicare Part B payments for noninvasive diagnostic imaging among radiologists and other specialists and to ascertain the trends in these payments over a recent 5-year period...
  97. ncbi Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: financial disincentives by the Health Care Financing Administration
    Michael E Moran
    St Peter s Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    J Endourol 17:133-5. 2003
    ..We have noticed that since the beginning of 2001, when the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 50545 became available for laparoscopic nephrectomy, the reimbursement for the laparoscopic ..
  98. ncbi Correlation of postoperative epidural analgesia on morbidity and mortality after colectomy in Medicare patients
    Christopher L Wu
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Anesth 18:594-9. 2006
    ..To examine, with a large database, the effect of postoperative epidural analgesia (vs systemic analgesia) on mortality after colectomy is unclear...
  99. ncbi Two careers in one: an analysis of the earning power of certification in surgical critical care
    Miren A Schinco
    Department of Surgery, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Jacksonville, Florida 32209, USA
    J Trauma 52:1087-90; discussion 1090. 2002
    ....
  100. pmc Identification of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer using health maintenance organization claims data
    Melody J Eide
    Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, 3031 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 800, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:123-8. 2010
    ..Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes, NMSC treatment Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, or both codes...
  101. ncbi Characterizing hospitalizations of end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis and inpatient utilization of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent therapy
    Donald F Brophy
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:43-9. 2010
    ..Studies have found that hemoglobin concentrations are often low among dialysis patients after hospital discharge, yet little is known about inpatient anemia treatment...

Research Grants25

  1. Volume-Outcomes in Incontinence Surgery
    Jennifer Anger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..basis of the presence of either International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) codes or Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) codes and tracked for 12 months...
  2. Telemedical Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Michael Chiang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Columbia University has a strong existing framework in medical information systems, telemedicine, and public health, which will be leveraged to complete this training and research program successfully. ..
  3. Better Surgical Quality Indicators for the Elderly
    John Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., historical mortality or volume alone). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research
    David R Flum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Surgical and interventional services span the continuum of healthcare conditions and SCOAP CERTN will have immediate capacity for investigators interested in almost any of AHRQ's priority conditions. ..
  5. MODEL FOR PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS
    Amanda Clark; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Measurement & Use of Utilities in Ovarian Cancer CEA
    Deborah Dobrez; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. EXERCISE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    William Weintraub; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Not only existing markers of oxidative stress, but also novel surrogate markers, such as, plasma soluble VCAM-l, myeloperoxidase, and autoantbodies to oxidatively modified proteins will be measured. ..
  8. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in an EAP
    Jeremy Bray; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Taken together, our findings will provide researchers, EAP professionals, employers, and policy makers with a complete picture of the costs, benefits, feasibility, and sustainability of an SBI program within an EAP. ..
  9. BENEFITS OF REGIONALIZING SURGERY FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS
    John Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigators will then estimate the change in mortality, by assuming that the patient will acquire the average predicted mortality for a similar patient at the larger volume hospital. ..
  10. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes: Does It Really Matter?
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. THE FRAMINGHAM SCHOOL STUDY OF NEVI IN CHILDREN: SONIC II
    Allan Halpern; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..And, they will permit education of clinicians about the changes that routinely occur in nevi in adolescence which, in turn, should lead to a reduction of the large number of unnecessary nevus excisions in this age group. ..
  14. Structure, Process and Outcomes in Cancer Surgery
    John D Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will then identify the resources and processes of care that account for differences in hospital outcomes, with the ultimate goal of identifying best practices and improving care in all settings. ..
  15. Cognitive changes in pediatric brain tumor survivors
    Lloyd Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. Adverse Outcomes of Dual Use of Health Systems Among Older Male Veterans
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  17. Nanostenting Hydrogels for Sinus Surgery
    RICHARD ORLANDI; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of these Phase I studies will determine the feasibility and the optimal chemical properties of a nanostenting HA gel for human trials. ..
  18. Development of a Skin Cancer Quality of Life Insturment
    John Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  19. CHEMOTHERAPY DECISIONS AND OUTCOMES FOR THE ELDERLY
    Jeanne Mandelblatt; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Interventions derived from this project, hold the promise of improving the quality of care for the fastest growing segment of the breast cancer population. ..
  20. Analysis of CIGTS Visual Field Data
    David Musch; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..3. Determine the relative impact of factors other than IOP control and race on progressive VF loss. Address age, sex, family history, comorbidities, smoking, alcohol ingestion, refractive error, and baseline VF damage. ..
  21. Cancer Assessments and Reports of End-of-Life Treatment
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Such tools will allow institutions to measure whether cancer care is meeting patient and family members' needs and expectations. ..
  22. Multifaceted Interventions to Ameliorate Pain/Symptoms
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  23. Bariatric Surgery Outcome/Cost in Medicare Beneficiaries
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3. Perform a modeled cost effectiveness analysis of bariatric procedures compared to non-surgical approaches. ..
  24. Feeding Tube Use Among Persons with Advanced Dementia
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Knowledge gained will be used to inform public policy and formulate facility interventions to ensure that FT insertion in persons with severe cognitive impairment is ethically appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. RESIDENT ASSESSMENT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT (RAPM)
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..