Use of the Optum Labs data warehouse to assess test ordering patterns for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in the united states

Elitza S. Theel, Ryan D. Johnson, Elizabeth Plumhoff, Curtis A. Hanson

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Abstract

We surveyed national Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing practices and diagnoses using commercial and Medicare medical claims data from Optum Labs (Cambridge, MA). Serologic testing for antibodies to H. pylori remains the most commonly ordered diagnostic test despite recent expert recommendations. Changes in reimbursement for serologic testing will likely drive future provider ordering practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1358-1360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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