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Variances in Cost & Quality Using Longitudinal Efficiency Rankings

This case study is to demonstrate the wide variances in overall price and quality between physicians and even with the same physician treating the same type of patient at different facilities on a longitudinal basis.  The method used in this case was ranking providers on efficiency (all aggregated costs related to the patient diagnosis over a 12 month period) and quality (using dozens of quality sources and associated metrics).

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VARIANCES IN COST & QUALITY USING EPISODIC PRICE PER PROCEDURE IN AN AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER

This case study is to demonstrate the wide variances in overall price and quality between outpatient facilities for a specific procedure. The method used in this case was ranking providers on price per procedure and quality metrics specific to ASCs and its affiliated physicians (using dozens of quality sources and associated metrics).

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The procedure is a colonoscopy with polyp removal. The University Suburban Endoscopy Center facility fee is $103 which is the lowest in the Cleveland market and it ranked in the 96th percentile in quality compared to other ASCs in Ohio performing this procedure.  BTW, the Cleveland Clinic fee was the highest in the market at $14 K. Obviously, the University Suburban Endoscopy Center is the best value in the market. 


Great quality at a low price.And note in the exhibit that Monocle provides links to each of the affiliated physicians so the user can find more information specific to the user’s needs.