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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Song LD, Newhouse JP, Garcia-De-Albeniz X
Changes in screening colonoscopy following Medicare reimbursement and cost-sharing changes.
This study examined changes in screening colonoscopy rates after Medicare reimbursement and cost-sharing changed when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented. A 20% random sample of fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare claims from 2002-2012 was used in this study. Screening colonoscopy rates did increase after 2001 when cost-sharing was eliminated but the amount varied depending on the algorithm used to classify the indication.
Citation: Song LD, Newhouse JP, Garcia-De-Albeniz X . Changes in screening colonoscopy following Medicare reimbursement and cost-sharing changes. Health Serv Res 2019 Aug;54(4):839-50. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13150..
Keywords: Colonoscopy, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Utilization, Medicare, Payment, Prevention, Screening
Roth JA, Sullivan SD, Goulart BH
Projected clinical, resource use, and fiscal impacts of implementing low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening in Medicare.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a national coverage determination that provides reimbursement for low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for enrollees age 55 to 77 years. This study’s simulation model projected that over 5 years, that low-dose CT screening will result in 10.7 million more low-dose CT scans, 52,000 more lung cancers detected, and increased overall expenditure of $6.8 billion.
Citation: Roth JA, Sullivan SD, Goulart BH . Projected clinical, resource use, and fiscal impacts of implementing low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening in Medicare. J Oncol Pract 2015 Jul;11(4):267-72. doi: 10.1200/jop.2014.002600.
Keywords: Cancer: Lung Cancer, Screening, Medicare, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Utilization