News | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:00 am
JACC Article Makes a Case for Significantly Lower Costs with TRI and SDD: For the first time, in a nationally representative dataset of Medicare beneficiaries linked to the NCDR CathPCI Registry, we found that PCI care pathways of TRI and SDD were associated with significantly lower costs compared with TFI and NSDD when examined from a hospital perspective. Furthermore, the magnitude of cost savings was large, exceeding $900 for TRI PCI and $3,500 for TRI PCI with SDD, implying that even small shifts in the current practice of TFI NSDD to TRI SDD by 30% could save a hospital performing 1,000 elective PCIs each year $1 million and the country $300 million annually.
– JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2017
Shifting current practice from transfemoral intervention non-same-day discharge to TRI SDD by 30% could potentially save a hospital performing 1,000 PCIs each year $1 million and the country $300 million annually.
As participation of hospitals and practices under these alternative payment models increases, providers will need to embrace these changes and identify areas of opportunity to maintain a competitive advantage.”