Financial and health impacts of multidisciplinary aerodigestive care

Margaret Skinner, Seohee K. Lee, Michael Collaco, Maureen Lefton-Greif, Jeannine Hoch, Karla J. Au Yeung

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Objectives (1) Analyze upstream and downstream activity before and after enrollment with the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Aerodigestive Care Team (MPACT). (2) Identify potential demand for MPACT services with ICD-9 data. Study Design Retrospective review of financial claims data. Setting Tertiary care children's center. Subjects Pediatric patients (0-18 years old) enrolled with MPACT (pediatric otolaryngology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, speech-language pathology). Methods Case mix data from fiscal years (FYs) 2010-2013 were analyzed for primary, secondary, and tertiary ICD-9 codes in 4 aerodigestive diagnostic categories (ADCs): dysphagia, chronic cough, gastroesophageal disease, and chronic pulmonary disease/asthma. Inclusion criteria included patients

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1064-1067
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • aerodigestive
  • care coordination
  • health care costs
  • health care utilization
  • interdisciplinary care
  • multidisciplinary care
  • pediatric
  • quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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