Frequently asked Questions about Dexur’s Ranking

1. What are the Physician rankings based on?

Physician rankings are based on the experience of the physician i.e. higher patient volume based on Medicare claims data the higher the ranking. Rankings are done on a variety of conditions and the groups can be accessed by the Rankings page

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2. How did Dexur source the information? What makes this ranking better than others, can't anyone source this data and come up with this ranking?

Dexur’s rankings data is based on raw anonymized claims data (specifically Medicare claims data). This raw anonymized claims data is not publicly available for free. Very few companies have the technical capabilities and investment scale to do our analysis because the data is so huge and there has to be a lot of data processing before it can be used.

3. Why does experience / case volume matter for ranking physicians?

Research has shown that case volume is positively correlated with better patient outcomes. Here are three example studies:

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4. Could there be bias because these are Medicare only based data sources?

Unlikely- since Medicare is 33% of total hospitalizations and in our target procedures they could be close to 50% of total volume. That is a large percentage of total population.

5. What gives Dexur and this ranking credibility?

Dexur’s research and rankings are trusted by top academic institutions such as Harvard, by healthcare leaders and by the media. This page has more details on our credibility and trust.

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