Contextualizing procedure volume
by jerry on December 12, 2021
Although we don't always announce new features, we have been working on a number of different facets of helping people find appropriate care. Frequently, improvements will be in indexing more sources or streamlining operations. This year, we have been working on better contextualizing procedure volume information from Medicare, and we just released the feature earlier this week. Procedure volume is sometimes used as a proxy for quality for some surgeries, with the thought that more experience means better performance.
On the Pricing tab, we try to highlight procedures that providers have performed on many Medicare patients relative to other providers in the same specialty in the same state. Providers that have performed (by volume) in the top 5%, 10%, or 25% in the most recent year have a small icon appear to highlight that provider's experience to the user.
If you have other ideas for how we can help users find appropriate care, feel free to let us know.