The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a performance report on cardiac surgery in Pennsylvania. The report – Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania – includes hospital-specific and surgeon-specific mortality and readmission ratings as well as volume of cases. Average charges and average Medicare fee-for-service payments are reported for hospitals. Statewide trends are also examined. The report presents outcomes for the 29,578 adult patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and/or heart valve surgery between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2016 in the 60 Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals that performed these types of procedures during that period. The report displays risk-adjusted outcomes that can be used, in part, to evaluate both hospital and surgeon performance.
- View report: Cardiac Surgery Report (January 2014 – March 2016 Data). PHC4. January 2017.