The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released its latest Cardiac Surgery in Pennslyvannia Report. The new PHC4 report presents outcomes for the 20,164 patients who underwent CABG surgery and/or heart valve surgery in the 59 Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals that performed the procedures between July 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012.
PHC4’s report displays risk-adjusted outcomes that can be used, in part, to evaluate both hospital and surgeon performance. Reported measures include risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality ratings and 30-day readmission ratings.
The new PHC4 report also covers average hospital charges and average Medicare fee-for-service payments.