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Enhancing Value

The Wisconsin Medical Society and physicians across the state have made a commitment to transparency by using credible, robust data to improve quality and efficiency and make health care more accessible for Wisconsin citizens. One way the Society is accomplishing this is by analyzing health insurance claims data from the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) database to assess differences in health care quality and utilization.

As a founding member of WHIO, the Society is interested in how claims data may be useful in studying utilization patterns in relation to appropriate-use criteria and cost-sensitive best practices. The goal of these efforts is to enhance value and to ensure that as many people as possible have access to high-quality, affordable health care.

Using WHIO Data for Evaluating Radiology Services

The Summer 2014 Enhancing Value (Data Mart Version 8) considers outpatient radiology services included in the WHIO Data Mart Version 8 (DMV8) between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2012. To supplement the key findings in the report, additional analyses on radiology utilization and quality measures are available below.

Health Care Utilization
Using the WHIO data, content experts selected 161 radiology CPT codes to compare population utilization and average billed charges statewide and for Wisconsin’s five public health regions.

Click either of the two formats below to view data for all 161 of the selected CPT codes.

Click here to view graphical data for the top five CPT codes based on total billed charges.

Health Care Quality
Results for 10 quality measures pertaining to radiology services identified in the WHIO data were compared as appropriate for internists, family physicians and pediatricians statewide and in each of the five public health regions.

Click here to view graphical data for these quality measures.

Enhancing Value report archive