Here is the latest presentation from amp coalition statistics. This would include double amputees since if a patient has an amputation due to diabetes it not uncommon the lose the other side in some form within a five to ten year period. Then there is the question of morbidity post amp. So you could look at a projected need of 15 years post amputation average change of need every three years and calculate the total need in your area annually.
Total us populace divided into number of amputations will give a per capita percentage to base the need in your locality. Then you can use that number divided by clinicians in your area to determine market viability per office.
Hope this helps your quest
Jeff Arnette, CPO
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On Jul 15, 2021, at 7:59 PM, Nathanael Feehan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We are trying to figure out how many amputations happen in our local area on a yearly basis. We were thinking that is we could search by CPT (billing) codes we might be able to find this data in some national data base. We don’t know what that might be. Does anyone out there know where we can find this information on US amputations?
The CPT codes we think would be appropriate are 27880 and 27590
Nathanael Feehan, LPO
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