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  1. 1. (1D) MOSTLY FREE HEALTH CARE REFERENCES (2014 Q1-Q2) David A. Butz PhD, CareEvolution, U. of Michigan Ross School of Business, DABAnalytics LLC The basic aim here is to provide (free) data troves, subject primers, quick references, and background. BACKGROUND/GENERAL Examples of how medical schools and academics might approach this subject matter [1] What is value in health care? M. Porter. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 23;363(26):2477-81. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1011024. Epub 2010 Dec 8. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1011024 [2] Cost consciousness in patient care--what is medical education's responsibility? Cooke M. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 8;362(14):1253-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0911502. Epub 2010 Mar 31. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp0911502 [3] Teaching high-value, cost-conscious care to residents: the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine– American College of Physicians Curriculum. Smith CD; Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine– American College of Physicians High Value; Cost-Conscious Care Curriculum Development Committee. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Aug 21;157(4):284-6. http://www.nationalahec.org/pdfs/HighValueCostConsciousCareCurriculum.pdf Companion article - http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=746773 Overview of the AAIM-ACP Curriculum - http://www.acponline.org/education_recertification/education/curriculum/hvccc_curriculum_overview.pdf See Also http://www.im.org/Publications/Insight/Archives/v11i1/Documents/hvccc.pdf [4] Cost consciousness in patient care--what is medical education's responsibility? M. Cooke. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 8;362(14):1253-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0911502. Epub 2010 Mar 31. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp0911502 [5] ACGME Competencies: Systems Based Practice. University of Maryland Medical Center. 2013-0712. (GME = graduate medical education. Also see the other ACGME competencies and related links!) http://umm.edu/professionals/gme/competencies/systems-based [6] ACGME Competencies. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Accessed Online Jan. 2014. http://www.uthscsa.edu/gme/educationalassessment.asp [7] American Medical Association Section on Medical Schools Business Meeting/Educational Program. J. Fogarty et al. American Association of Medical Colleges (Annual Meeting 2013). 2013-11-01. https://event.crowdcompass.com/aamc2013/activity/t1xjkUcRhT Presentation 1 of 4 - S. Skochelak: https://s3.amazonaws.com/v3-app_crowdc/assets/events/UnQaEpCgx8/activities/200Skochelak111.original.1383450490.pdf Presentation 2/4 - A. Feldman: https://s3.amazonaws.com/v3-app_crowdc/assets/events/UnQaEpCgx8/activities/1400_Feldman_AMA-AAMC.original.1383450329.pdf Presentation 3/4 - S. Weinberger: https://s3.amazonaws.com/v3-app_crowdc/assets/events/UnQaEpCgx8/activities/Weingberger_medical_student_group_talk_on_HVC.original.1383041415.pdf Presentation 4/4 - D. Price: https://s3.amazonaws.com/v3-app_crowdc/assets/events/UnQaEpCgx8/activities/0800Price112.original.1383566017.pdf Coding and Scoring (The USA uses ICD-9; the rest of the world has long used ICD-10; and ICD-11 is coming!) [8] List of ICD-9 Diagnosis (Dx) codes. Wikipedia. First-time coders can find background here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Classification_of_Diseases http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ICD-9_codes [9] List of ICD-9 Procedure (Px) codes (ICD-9-CM Volume 3). Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICD-9-CM_Volume_3 [10] The Differences Between ICD-9 and ICD-10. American Medical Association. 2012-09-25. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/399/icd10-icd9-differences-fact-sheet.pdf Also See: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions-managing-your-practice/coding-billing-insurance/hipaahealth-insurance-portabilityaccountability-act/transaction-code-set-standards/icd10-code-set.page [11] Understanding the ICD-10. R. Kaplan and D. Finney. Finney Learning Systems. 2012. http://therightway.com/downloads/ICD-10.pdf
  2. 2. Nearly All Free Health Care References, 2014 Q1 and Q2, © David A. Butz 2 [12] Evaluation of ICD-11 as a New Diagnostic Coding System. S. Stack. Report to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. May 2013. [13] Rollups of ICD9 Dx’s and ICD9 Px’s. Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classification Software (CCS). http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/toolssoftware/ccs/AppendixASingleDX.txt AND http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/toolssoftware/ccs/AppendixBSinglePR.txt HCUP Front Page - http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/ [14] Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Codes for FY2010. CMS (Version 27) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/AcuteInpatientPPS/downloads/FY_2010_FR_Table_5.zip The Burden of Disease [15] The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA. US Burden of Disease Collaborators. 2013 Aug 14;310(6):591-608. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.13805. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23842577 [16] Ten Leading Causes of Death and Injury: by Age Group (2010). Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/pdf/10LCID_All_Deaths_By_Age_Group_2010-a.pdf [17] Top 10 Most Costly Conditions among Men and Women, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Adult Population, Age 18 and Older. Soni. AHRQ/MEPS Brief 331. 07/2011. [18] Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Chartbook (2012 Edition). CMS. 2013-04-25. http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/2012ChartBook.html [19] A user’s guide to selecting a comorbidity index for clinical research. S. Hall SF. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006 Aug;59(8):849-55. Epub 2006 May 23. http://qcri.queensu.ca/CCE_Pub_Hall_2006_59_pp_926-933.pdf [20] Concept: Charlson Index. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. 2009-10-22. http://mchp-appserv.cpe.umanitoba.ca/viewConcept.php?conceptID=1098 [21] Adult Smoking in the US. Centers for Disease Control. September 2012. http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/AdultSmoking/index.html [22] New evidence that cigarette smoking remains the most important health hazard. Schroeder SA. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 24;368(4):389-90. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1213751. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1213751 [23] 21st-century hazards of smoking and benefits of cessation in the United States. Jha P et. al. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 24;368(4):341-50. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1211128. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1211128 [24] 50-year trends in smoking-related mortality in the United States. Thun MJ et al. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 24;368(4):351-64. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1211127. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1211127 [25] Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among US adults, 1999-2010. Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Ogden CL. JAMA. 2012 Feb 1;307(5):491-7. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1104933 Summarized here: CDC Reports Obesity Rates In U.S. Level Off, KHN, 18 January 2012. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2012/January/18/obesity-rates.aspx Big Picture Statistics [26] Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program. MedPAC. June 2013. http://www.medpac.gov/documents/Jun13DataBookEntireReport.pdf
  3. 3. Nearly All Free Health Care References, 2014 Q1 and Q2, © David A. Butz 3 [27] Health, United States, 2012. (Especially the Executive Summary and “At a Glance” Table) National Center for Health Statistics. Hyattsville (MD). 2012 May. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK98752/ [28] Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010 (Section 3: Health and Nutrition). U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/10statab/health.pdf [29] Death in the United States, 2010. Miniño. National Center for Health Statistics. July 2012. More here. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db99.htm [30] The State of Health Care Quality Report. National Committee for Quality Assurance. Fall 2013. http://www.ncqa.org/Directories/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality.aspx [31] Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs by Topic Area http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sbtopic.jsp [32] National Vital Statistics System. Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm [33] National health spending in 2011: overall growth remains low, but some payers and services show signs of acceleration. Hartman M, Martin AB, Benson J, Catlin A; National Health Expenditure Accounts Team. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan;32(1):87-99. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1206. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/1/87.long [34] In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out. New York Times. A. Lowrey. 2012-04-28. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/health/policy/in-hopeful-sign-health-spending-is-flattening-out.html?_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120429 [35] National Health Expenditure Data. CMS. Accessed Online Jan. 2014. https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/index.html?redirect=/NationalHealthExpendData/ [36] The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000.Cutler DM, Rosen AB, Vijan S. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 31;355(9):920-7. http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMsa054744 [37] Morbidity & Mortality: Chart Book on Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Diseases. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). February 2012. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/resources/docs/cht-book.htm [38] Cancer Facts and Statistics. American Cancer Society. Accessed Online Jan. 2014. http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/index [39] The Changing Geography of Outpatient Procedures. G. David and M. Neuman. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. U. of Pennsylvania. March 2011. http://ldi.upenn.edu/policy/issue-briefs/2011/03/29/the-changing-geography-of-outpatient-procedures [40] Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators. OECD. 2013-11-22. http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Health-at-a-Glance-2013.pdf Also see here: http://www.who.int/research/en/ Also see here: http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/ A Few Hospital and Insurance Company Rankings/Lists [41] 25 Largest Nonprofit Hospital Systems. M. Gamble. Becker’s Hospital Review. 2013-07-08. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/26-largest-nonprofit-hospital-systems-2013.html Also see 50 Largest Hospitals – http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/50-largest-hospitals-in-america-2013.html [42] For-Profit Hospital Breakdown: What to Know About the 10 Largest Companies. B. Herman. Becker’s Hospital Review. 2013-09-04. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/racs-/-icd-9-/-icd-10/for-profit-hospital-breakdown-what-to-know-about-the-10-largest-companies.html [43] Teaching Hospitals. CMS. (Scroll down for the 2014 list of all 1,188 hospitals!) http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/Teaching-Hospitals.html [44] The Top 25 Health Insurance Companies. USNews. Accessed Online Jan. 2014. http://health.usnews.com/health-plans/national-insurance-companies
  4. 4. Nearly All Free Health Care References, 2014 Q1 and Q2, © David A. Butz 4 Random Primers, Guides, Lists, and Summaries [45] Summary of the Affordable Care Act. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. April 25, 2013. http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/summary-of-new-health-reform-law/ [46] Health Reform Implementation Timeline (Affordable Care Act). Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2013-07-08. http://kff.org/interactive/implementation-timeline/ [47] Medpage’s Guide to Biostatistics http://www.medpagetoday.com/lib/content/Medpage-Guide-to-Biostatistics.pdf [48] Primer on Population Health. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. 2009. http://www.afmc.ca/pdf/AFMC-Primer-on-Population-Health-2013-08-14.pdf 1. HOW PROVIDERS GET PAID A Terrific (But Rather Long) Summary of Payment Methdologies [49] Health Care Payment in Transition: A California Perspective. S. Oberlin et. al. Kurt Salmon for the California HealthCare Foundation. Jan. 2012. http://www.chcf.org/publications/2012/01/payment-reform-transition Revenue Cycle  Generating a Bill and Getting Paid [50] Revenue Cycle Management. (A simple graphic) ALN Medical Management. Accessed Jan. 2014. http://alnmm.com/_library/2009/11/rcm%20chart.pdf [51] Form CMS-1500 At A Glance. Medicare Learning Network. February 2011. http://www.audiology.org/practice/reimbursement/medicare/Documents/201105_CMS_1500_Form_At_A_Glance.pdf [52] Fact Sheet: Medicare Billing: 837P and Form CMS-1500. Medicare Learning Network. March 2013. http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/form_cms-1500_fact_sheet.pdf [53] Fact Sheet: Medicare Billing: 837I and Form CMS-1450. Medicare Learning Network. March 2013. http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/ub04_fact_sheet.pdf [54] Prepare that Claim. American Medical Association. Accessed 2013-10-15. http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/psa/prepare-that-claim.pdf [55] Follow that Claim. American Medical Association. Accessed 2013-10-15. http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/psa/follow-that-claim.pdf [56] AMA: Insurers processing claims faster, more accurately. D. Overland. FierceHealth. 2013-06-19. http://www.fiercehealthpayer.com/story/ama-insurers-processing-claims-faster-more-accurately/2013-06-19#ixzz2d0DAb35c Direct Link to the AMA National Health Insurer Report Card - http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/practice-management-center/health-insurerpayer-relations/national-health-insurer-report-card.page [57] The Health Care Revenue Cycle: How Money is Generated for the Business of Health Care Delivery. R. Kaplan. Finney Learning Systems. 2009. http://therightway.com/downloads/Revenue-Cycle.pdf [58] HFMA Issues Advisory on Financial Communication With Patients. J. McLaughlin. Becker’s Hospital Review. 2013-06-17. Specifically: The emergency department, non-emergency settings, before receiving medical care and when resolving outstanding balances. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/racs-/-icd-9-/-icd-10/hfma-issues-advisory-on-financial-communication-with-patients.html ED: http://pfibestpractices.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Best-Practice-Scenario-1-Patient-Financial-Interactions-in-the-ED11.pdf Non-ED: http://pfibestpractices.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Best-Practice-Scenario-2-Patient-Financial-Interactions-at-Time-of-Service-Outside-the-ED.pdf Before Receiving Care: http://pfibestpractices.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Best-Practice-Scenario-3-Patient-Financial-Interactions-in-Advance-of-Service11.pdf Resolving Outstanding Balances: http://pfibestpractices.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Best-Practices-for-all-Patient-Financial-Interactions11.pdf
  5. 5. Nearly All Free Health Care References, 2014 Q1 and Q2, © David A. Butz 5 Health Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid [59] Medicare at a Glance. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2012. (With Additional Resources.) http://www.kff.org/medicare/talkingaboutmedicare/ataglance.cfm [60] Medicare Made Clear. United Healthcare. 2012. http://www.uhc.com/live/uhc_com/Assets/Documents/Medicare_Made_Clear.pdf [61] Medicare Spending and Financing Fact Sheet. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Sept 2011. http://www.kff.org/medicare/upload/7305-06.pdf [62] Fact Sheet: Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Program. American Academy of Actuaries. 2012-12-19. http://www.actuary.org/files/ACO_Fact_Sheet_FINAL_121912.pdf [63] Medicare Payment Basics. CMS. 2012-10-13. http://medpac.gov/payment_basics.cfm [64] Medicare 2013 Costs at a Glance. CMS. 2013. http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/costs-at-a-glance/costs-at-glance.html [65] Medicare Primer. P. Davis, et al. Congressional Research Service. 2013-01-21. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40425.pdf [66] Visualizing Health Policy: Medicare’s Role and Future Challenges. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Nov. 2012. http://kff.org/infographic/visualizing-health-policy-medicares-role-and-future-challenges/ [67] The Green Book, Chapter 2 (Medicare). US House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee. http://greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/2012-green-book [68] Medicare Advantage Plans. S. Jatte. Health Affairs (Policy Brief). 2009-04-29. http://www.healthaffairs.org/healthpolicybriefs/brief.php?brief_id=1 [69] CMS Reimbursement Methodologies. American Health Information Management Association. Undated (accessed online Jan. 2014). http://www.ahima.org/resources/reimbursemethod.aspx [70] Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Medicare Learning Network. https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/HospitalOutpaysysfctsht.pdf [71] The Independent Payment Advisory Board. J. Haberkorn. Health Affairs (Policy Brief). 2012-04-05. http://www.healthaffairs.org/healthpolicybriefs/brief.php?brief_id=67 [72] Medicaid: A Primer. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. March 2013. http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/7334-05.pdf [73] Care for Dual Eligibles. A. Cassidy. Health Affairs (Policy Brief). 2012-06-13. http://www.healthaffairs.org/healthpolicybriefs/brief.php?brief_id=70 [74] Dual Eligibles: Medicaid’s Role for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2011-05-01. http://kff.org/medicaid/fact-sheet/dual-eligibles-medicaids-role-for-low-income-2/ Health Insurance: Private [75] How Private Insurance Works: A Primer. Claxton, G. Paper prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation: 1-15. 2002 http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/how-private-insurance-works-a-primer-report.pdf [76] Definitions of Health Insurance Terms. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2002. http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/sp/healthterms.pdf
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