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Table 2 Adjusted average TRICARE purchased care payments for different components of care around surgical episodes, by procedure after price standardization and case-mix adjustment, 2012–2014. Difference reflects the variation between the highest and lowest quintiles

From: Variation in expenditure for common, high cost surgical procedures in a working age population: implications for reimbursement reform

DRGCostQuintile (Total payments, by HRR quintile ($))Difference
1 (Lowest)2345 (Highest)
ColectomyIndex hosp.13,466$15,591$17,509$20,067$27,141$13,674
Readmissions$1626$9949$10,892$12,722$18,883$17,257
Phys. fees$5019$5457$5814$6371$7320$2301
Post-acute$1179$1370$1539$1750$2194$1014
PKRIndex hosp.$10,568$11,434$12,172$13,393$21,893$11,324
Readmissions$0$8449$9645$10,818$14,278$14,278
Phys. fees$3830$4259$4521$4762$5306$1475
Post-acute$840$952$986$1031$1138$298
PHRIndex hosp.$10,588$11,403$12,165$13,324$21,611$11,022
Readmissions$0$10,793$11,528$12,262$13,885$13,885
Phys. fees$3303$3494$3597$3767$4026$722
Post-acute$534$593$625$656$732$197
LumbarIndex hosp.$18,872$21,506$22,994$25,793$37,705$18,833
SpinalReadmissions$0$6970$8507$10,082$14,607$14,607
FusionPhys. fees$6463$7343$7882$8418$9746.$3282
Post-acute$421$550$629$743$974$553
CABGIndex hosp.$26,339$28,848$32,877$36,945$48,867$22,527
SurgeryReadmissions$0$7175$8827$9946$13,289$13,289
Phys. fees$5877$6596$7088$7714$8571$2693
Post-acute$1110$1298$1433$1615$2129$1019