An Introduction to Terumo Business Edge

Welcome to TBE.  We are glad you have taken the time to visit us and I think you will find what we are doing is not only interesting but compelling as it relates to...

TBE Leverages Experience and Expertise

Improving on cath lab economics and efficiency is a challenge and opportunity for many healthcare systems, not just the US.

January 2020 – Medicare PCIs in the ASC

July 29, 2019 CMS published its highly anticipated OPPS Proposed Rule, sending the healthcare industry into a frenzy of analysis and dialogue of the potential impact.

Driving Value Based Model

If you are like most program administrators and physician leaders, you are aware of the dramatic changes in payment models coming from both CMS and private payers. 

Same-day Discharge – Cost and Outcomes

Same-day discharge (SDD) after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with lower costs and preferred by patients, although patterns of discharge in the US are unknown...

Reversing the Risk-Treatment Paradox

Bleeding is a common, morbid, and costly complication of percutaneous coronary intervention, occurring in 2% to >10% of the more than 600,000 patients who undergo PCI each year. 

Relation of Length of Stay to Unplanned Readmissions

The cost of inpatient percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is related to length of stay (LOS). However, it is not known if LOS is associated with readmission rates and costs of index PCI... 

Same Versus Next Day Discharge After Elective Transradial PCI

Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (TR-PCI) has been increasingly used during the last decade, with at least a 13-fold increase. (now 1 in 6 elective PCI). TR-PCI offers improved patient satisfaction and significant cost...

Health Economic Analysis in England

Transradial access (TRA) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a reduced risk of mortality compared with transfemoral access, reduced access site–related bleeding complications, and shorter length of stay. 

Length of Stay Following PCI

This expert consensus document update clarifies 2009 Consensus Statement of SCAI with the aim of offering contemporary guidance on LOS following PCI across the spectrum of clinical presentations including ACS in response to current data and reflecting current...

Every Country Is Struggling With The Cost Of Healthcare

One of my responsibilities at Terumo Business Edge is to find new ways to provide customers value in any cardiovascular program. We are all familiar with the definition for value in healthcare; a low-cost program...