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Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Revascularization Versus Amputation in Patients Presenting With Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia in Maryland.

American Surgeon 2024 June 2
INTRODUCTION: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed to expand Medicaid, enhance health care quality and efficiency, and address health disparities. These goals have potentially influenced medical care, notably revascularization rates in patients presenting with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). This study examines the effect of the ACA on revascularization vs amputation rates in patients presenting with CTLI in Maryland.

METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the Maryland State Inpatient Database comparing the rate of revascularization to rate of major amputation in patients presenting with CLTI over 2 periods: pre-ACA (2007-2009) and post-ACA (2018-2020). In this study, we included patients presenting with CLTI and underwent a major amputation or revascularization during that same admission. Using regression analysis, we estimated the odds of revascularization vs amputation pre- and post-ACA implementation, adjusting for pertinent variables.

RESULT: During the study period, 12,131 CLTI patients were treated. Post-ACA, revascularization rate increased from 43.9% to 77.4% among patients presenting with CLTI. This was associated with a concomitant decrease in the proportion of CLTI patients undergoing major amputation from 56.1% to 22.6%. In the multivariate analysis, there was a 4-fold odds of revascularization among patients with CLTI compared to amputation (OR = 4.73, 95% CI 4.34-5.16) post-ACA. This pattern was seen across all insurance groups.

CONCLUSION: The post-ACA period in Maryland was associated with an increased revascularization rate for patients presenting with CLTI with overall benefits across all insurance types.

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