Feasibility of Bundled Payments in Anterior, Middle, and Posterior Cranial Fossa Skull Base Meningioma Surgery: MarketScan Analysis of Health Care Utilization and Outcomes

Mayur Sharma, Beatrice Ugiliweneza, Maxwell Boakye, Noberto Andaluz, Brian J. Williams

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Abstract

Background: The aim of our study was to compare the health care utilization and outcomes after surgery for anterior cranial fossa skull base meningioma (AFM), middle cranial fossa skull base meningioma (MFM), and posterior cranial fossa skull base meningioma (PFM) across the United States. Methods: We queried the MarketScan database using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision and Current Procedural Terminology 4, from 2000 to 2016. We included adult patients who had at least 24 months of enrollment after the surgical procedure. The outcome of interest was length of hospital stay, disposition, complications, and reoperation after the procedure. Results: A cohort of 1191 patients was identified from the database. Less than half of patients (43.66%) were in the AFM cohort, 32.24% were in the MFM cohort, and only 24.1% were in the PFM cohort. Patients who underwent surgery for PFM had longer hospital stay (P = 0.0009), high complication rate (P = 0.0011), and less likely to be discharged home (P = 0.0013) during index hospitalization. There were no differences in overall payments at 12 months and 24 months among the cohorts. There was no significant difference in 90-day median payments among the groups ($66,212 [AFM] vs. $65,602 [MFM] and $71,837 [PFM]; P = 0.198). Male gender, commercial insurance (compared with Medicare), and higher comorbidity scores (score 3 compared with score 0) were associated with higher 90-day payments in the PFM cohort. Conclusions: Overall payments (at 12 months and 24 months) and 90-day payments were not different among the cohorts. Patients with PFM had longer hospital stay and higher complication rate and were less likely to be discharged home with higher utilization of outpatient services at 12 months and 24 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e116-e127
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume131
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anterior
  • Bundled payment
  • Health care utilization
  • Meningioma
  • Middle and posterior cranial fossa
  • Surgery

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