Colonoscopy (COLOS)

Most colonoscopies are currently done in an outpatient setting, either in a doctor’s office or in an ambulatory surgery center, so these are the ones intended to be captured in the COLOS episode. The COLOS episode focuses on screening, surveillance and diagnostic colonoscopies. Services and costs associated with a procedure of colonoscopy (COLOS) are...

Colorectal Resection (COLON)

Services and costs associated with a procedure of Colon Resection (COLON) are grouped together to include the index stay during which the procedure was performed, a 30-day look back period to capture pre-operative diagnostic workup leading to the surgery and a 90-day post-discharge period to capture post-operative care. Patients are identified as those with...

Coronary Angioplasty (PCI)

Services and costs associated with a procedure of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are grouped together to include the index stay during which the procedure was performed, a 30-day look back period to capture pre-operative diagnostic workup leading to the surgery and a 90-day post-discharge period to capture post-operative care. Patients are identified as those...

Gall Bladder Surgery (GBSURG)

Services and costs associated with a procedure of Gall Bladder Surgery (GBSURG) are grouped together to include the index stay during which the procedure was performed, a 30-day look back period to capture pre-operative diagnostic workup leading to the surgery and a 90-day post-discharge period. Patients are identified as those with a primary procedure...

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