TABLE 2

Practice Factors and Billing Knowledge Associated With a Written Comanagement Agreement

Practice or Program FactorWritten Comanagement Agreement, %P, χ2
Present (n = 29)Absent (n = 71)
Census >20% surgical5019.01*
Dedicated surgical hospitalists2110.13
Hospital setting
 Freestanding children’s hospital (n = 34)3268.71
 Hospital within hospital (n = 34)3070
 Community hospital (n = 30)2377
Aware of state and/or institutional guidelines for surgical comanagement and/or consultation billing (n = 100)148.71
Aware if billing for surgical patients is reimbursed (n = 100)2821.51
  • —, not applicable.

  • * P < .01