By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 26, 2020
Dexur examined Medicare Claims data between October 2016 and September 2019 to assess the performance of the top skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in the state of Massachusetts with respect to their expertise in handling Heart Attack patients. In the study, the Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center emerged as one among the top-ranked nursing homes in the state in terms of their experience in caring for patients recovering from a Heart Attack. With a total of 32 stays recorded at the facility associated with the condition during this period, Dexur’s analysis ranks the facility, third in Massachusetts, and 47th in the country based on case volume. The number of stays recorded by a health care provider is often considered as a useful metric in assessing its efficiency and quality of care.
Heart Attack is classified into six Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), a patient classification system devised for the purpose of Medicare claims reimbursements. They are, DRG 280: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, DISCHARGED ALIVE WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC), DRG 281: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, DISCHARGED ALIVE WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC), DRG 282: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, DISCHARGED ALIVE WITHOUT COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC), DRG 283: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, EXPIRED WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC), DRG 284: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, EXPIRED WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC) and DRG 285: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, EXPIRED WITHOUT COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC). The risk-adjusted average length of stay for DRG 280 recorded at the facility is 14.92, and the corresponding home discharge rate is 60.0.
Certified by the Joint Commission with commendation, the 123-bed facility located in Winchester town of Massachusetts offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing services, and long-term care. Their team of highly-skilled nursing professionals bears expertise in providing an array of services, including IV Therapy, Pain Management, Wound Management, and Hospice Care. Their rehabilitation program comprising Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Respiratory therapies, is customized to address the specific challenges faced by the patients and focuses on enabling them to perform their daily living skills independently.
Data on Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s top five referring hospitals between October 2016 to September 2019, with respect to metrics, including: