GLOSSARY:BPCI (Bundled Payments for Care Improvement), CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), CoV (Coefficient of Variation), FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), HCC risk score (Hierarchical Condition Categories), HCPC (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System), IQR (Interquartile Range), LDCT (Low-dose CT-screening), NLST (National Lung Screening Trial), NPI (National Provider Identifier), USPSTF (US Preventive Services Task Force), VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)
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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, deemed this study as exempt research as this dataset is de-identified. Patient written consent for the publication of the study was not required. Provider-level data were pulled from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier' datasets from 2015 to 2020.
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