Clin Imaging 2021 May 18;78:201-205. Epub 2021 May 18.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Department of Radiology, PUH Suite 200, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States of America.
Background: The purpose of this study is to provide an update on trends in physician volume and payments for enteric tube placement and maintenance procedures by method, provider specialty, and practice setting amongst Medicare beneficiaries from 2010 to 2018.
Materials And Methods: Claims from the Medicare Part B Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File (PSPSMF) for the years 2010 to 2018 were extracted using current procedural terminology (CPT) codes for gastrostomy and jejunostomy placement, as well as conversion of gastrostomy to gastrojejunostomy, fluoroscopy guided and non-image guided replacement. Total volumes and provider reimbursement were analyzed by provider specialty and practice setting. Read More