Archive for the 'Surgery' Category

16 Dec

Economic Aspects of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Discussion)

The important findings of this study are as follows: reimbursement for LVRS at our institution approximated $28,000 per patient; medical center charges and professional fees accounted for 73% and 27% of the total, respectively; just over 90% of submitted charges were reimbursed with medical center charges being reimbursed to an extent exceeding charges (114%) and […]

14 Dec

Economic Aspects of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Results)

A histogram of the total charges for LVRS is shown in Figure 1. The median charge was $26,669 (range, $20,032 to $75,561) of which $19,592 (73%) was for medical center services and $6,373 (27%) was for professional services (Fig 2). Median hospital stay was 8 days (range, 4 to 31 days) with a median of […]

12 Dec

Economic Aspects of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Materials and Methods)

From September 1, 1994 to November 1, 1995, 45 patients underwent LVRS at the University of Washington Medical Center. We examined the billing records of 23 consecutive patients from this group, selected only on the basis that the financial information pertaining to their preoperative evaluation and surgery was still in our hospital computer system. Charges […]

10 Dec

Economic Aspects of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Introduction)

Objective: To investigate the economics of lung volume reduction surgery. Design: Medical center and physician charges obtained from billing records. Setting: Academic health center. Patients: Twenty-three consecutive patients undergoing lung volume reduction surgery at a single institution who were discharged from the hospital prior to November 1, 1995. Outcome measures: Length of hospital stay, mortality, […]

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