Pcsa 2019 Annual Meeting - Session 5

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Pcsa 2019 Annual Meeting - Session 5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is most strongly tied to a procedure’s assigned RVU?
    • A. 

      Length of stay

    • B. 

      Rate of readmission

    • C. 

      Rate of reoperation

    • D. 

      Procedure time

  • 2. 
    Four specialists perform a 1 hr case; postoperative recoveries are similar between the 4 operations; which specialist can expect the highest assigned RVU?
    • A. 

       Thoracic

    • B. 

      Orthopedics

    • C. 

      Neurosurgery 

    • D. 

      Vascular 

  • 3. 
    A 55 year old wealthy male with newly diagnosed colon cancer is inquiring which hospital should he receive surgical intervention? 
    • A. 

      Ranking hospitals (RH)

    • B. 

      Non-ranking hospitals

    • C. 

      No difference

    • D. 

      RH due to increased complications

  • 4. 
    What is the difference in outcomes between top 50 US News & World Report ranking hospitals (RHs) and non-ranking hospitals (NHRs)? 
    • A. 

      NHRs cost less

    • B. 

      RHs cost less

    • C. 

      RHs have decreased morbidity

    • D. 

      RHs have decreased mortality