Implementation of a hybrid angiography-CT system: increased short-term revenue at an academic radiology department

Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Nov;46(11):5428-5433. doi: 10.1007/s00261-021-03204-7. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Abstract

Purpose: To analyze the financial impact following implementation of a hybrid Angio-CT system at a tertiary care academic medical center.

Methods: Aggregate case types and volumes were compared 24 months before and 12 months after a hybrid Angio-CT system replaced a traditional interventional C-arm angiography suite at an academic medical center. Procedure revenues from this 36-month study period were derived from five payors mixes (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, out-of-pocket and managed care program) and Medicare-rate adjusted to each individual payor types.

Results: Average case volume per month increased 12% in the hybrid Angio-CT suite when compared to the previous traditional angiography suite (P < 0.05). The variety of IR procedures in the hybrid Angio-CT suite also expanded to include more complex interventional radiology and interventional oncology procedures; the breadth of cases performed in the hybrid Angio-CT suite were associated with CPT codes of higher rates (average CPT value/case increased from $2,334.61 to $2,567.25). The estimated average annual revenue of the hybrid Angio-CT suite increased 23% as compared to previous traditional angiography suite.

Conclusion: A hybrid Angio-CT system is a financially feasible endeavor at a tertiary care academic medical center that facilitated higher complexity procedure codes and increased procedure-related revenue.

Keywords: Angiography–CT; Finance; Hybrid; Revenue.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography*
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Humans
  • Medicare*
  • Radiology, Interventional
  • United States