Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, September 2019

To determine the proportion of LE patients with various LE-associated comorbidities as well as the rate of associated treatment, deidentified Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant commercial administrative claims from the Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) research database (165 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members) were queried. We analyzed a BHI study sample of 26,902 patients with LE who had been enrolled with continuous medical benefits for 12 months before and after the index date for the complete years 2012 through 2016.