Lower TLR rates can have a significant impact on reducing cost to the healthcare system. A 50 percent reduction in TLR would translate into meaningful savings for hospitals, insurers and patients.
Cost Impact of TLR Reduction
$11,800 without complications (Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) 246)
$18,500 with complications (DRG 247)
This does not include out-patient Medicare, Medicaid or private insurers
*Traditional Medicare, Hospital In-patient Final, FY 2014, Federal Register