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Cardiovascular event incidence and cost in type 2 diabetes: A commercial and Medicare claim based actuarial analysis10 August 2016 - By Helen E. Blumen and Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

An analysis to identify the annual rate and cost of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the contribution of these CV events to both T2DM annual costs as well as total Medicare fee-for-service and commercially insured population annual costs.

Cost differences between open and minimally invasive surgery06 August 2016 - By Andrew Bochner and Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

This study analyzes the difference in payer costs between minimally invasive surgery and open surgery in a commercial population for four commonly performed elective surgical procedures.

Short term disability claims following lumbar spinal stenosis surgery: An analysis of employer costs26 April 2016 - By Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

This client report analyzes the short term disability (STD) claim experience of those with disability eligibility to determine if there was a notable difference in STD initiation and duration between spinal surgery patients who had decompression and those who had decompression with lumbar.

Longitudinal commercial claims–based cost analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening patterns19 October 2015 - By Adam Turpcu and Helen E. Blumen and Kathryn V. Fitch and Purav Dave and Thomas Weisman and Tyler Engel and Yamina Rajput - Article

An analysis of the relationship between the frequency of retinopathy screening and the cost of care in adult patients with diabetes.

Utilization and cost of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in a commercially insured population13 October 2015 - By Helen E. Blumen and Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

An analysis of the frequency and cost of lumbar spinal stenosis-related decompression and lumbar fusion surgeries in a commercially insured population.

The high cost of heart failure for health systems: Opportunities for better management22 July 2015 - By Bruce S. Pyenson and Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

This report details the utilization and cost of Medicare heart failure (HF) patients at the level of metropolitan statistical areas.

Evaluating opportunity in the CMMI BPCI program: Comparison of PAC utilization to benchmarks06 August 2014 - By Bruce S. Pyenson and Kathryn V. Fitch and Michele M. Berrios and Tyler Engel - Article

Benchmarking can help providers reach cost-reduction goals.

An actuarial analysis of breast cancer screening and follow-on diagnostics in a commercially insured population24 February 2014 - By and Jonah Broulette and Kathryn V. Fitch and Tyler Engel - Article

Higher breast cancer screening rates under ACA will lead to more follow up diagnostic testing, so payers and employers should evaluate the quality and value of follow up diagnostics.

Healthcare reform and hepatitis C: A convergence of risk and opportunity19 December 2013 - By Bruce S. Pyenson and Kathryn V. Fitch and Kosuke Iwasaki and Tyler Engel - Article

How will newly diagnosed or previously uninsured individuals with hepatitis C affect the U.S. healthcare system?


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