Updating a Claims-Based Measure of Low-Value Services Applicable to Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

Updating a Claims-Based Measure of Low-Value Services Applicable to Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

Published: Oct 01, 2022
Publisher: Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 37, issue 13
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Authors

Chris Fleming

Eunhae Shin

Rhea Powell

Dmitriy Poznyak

Arvin Javadi

Claire Burkhart

In this paper, the authors describe how we updated the Original low-value services (LVS) measure set to reflect ICD-10 diagnosis codes and identified three LVS examples that show declining informativeness for current beneficiaries. Accordingly, we identified three alternative LVS examples and report the reliability and validity of an Updated LVS measure.

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