Atlantic General Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Peninsula Regional Medical Center had the lowest cost of care for Sepsis in Eastern Shore of Maryland


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By: Barsha Nandy  May. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals in Eastern Shore of Maryland showed that Atlantic General Hospital, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, and Peninsula Regional Medical Center had the lowest cost of care over a 90-day episode for Sepsis. The episode of care tracks a patient journey from the date of admission for 90 days includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Life Bridge Health ACO, Signature Partners, Privia Quality Network, and Aledade Accountable Care 57 to make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia Or Severe Sepsis Without Mv >96 Hours With Major Complication Or Comorbidity.

Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $23,693 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $11,460 and the average rehospitalization per hospitalization cost was $7,204. The readmission rate was 20.12 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,230.

The home health agency discharge rate was 22.12 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,194 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Atlantic General Hospital is:

  1. $2,514 for Millenium Home Health Care, Milford, DE
  2. $3,047 for Amedisys Home Health, Georgetown, DE
  3. $2,992 for Peninsula Home Care, Salisbury, MD
  4. $3,089 for Amedisys Home Health, Salisbury, MD
  5. $4,378 for Encompass Home Health Of Maryland, Salisbury, MD

The Nursing Home discharge rate was 23.89 and the Average Nursing Home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved is $12,670 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Atlantic General Hospital is:

  1. $11,395 for Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, MD

  2. $14,123 for Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Salisbury, MD

  3. $18,850 for Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, Millsboro, DE

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $27,198 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $15,509 and the average rehospitalization per hospitalization cost was $6,627. The readmission rate was 17.15 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,894.

The home health agency discharge rate was 10.39 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,868 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for University of Maryland Medical Center is:

  1. $3,595 for Shore Home Care, Easton, MD
  2. $3,602 for Amedisys Home Health, Salisbury, MD
  3. $3,941 for HomeCall, Easton, MD

The Nursing Home discharge rate was 30.19 and the Average Nursing Home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved is $11,580 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for University of Maryland Medical Center is:

  1. $9,501Bayleigh Chase, Easton, MD
  2. $11,061The Pines Genesis Eldercare, Easton, MD
  3. $13,131Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Denton, MD

Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $28,826 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $14,092 and the average rehospitalization per hospitalization cost was $9,139. The readmission rate was 25.43 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $26,455.

The home health agency discharge rate was 17.94 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,868 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Peninsula Regional Medical Center is:

  1. $2,653 for Riverside Shore Home Health, Onley, VA
  2. $3,036 for Intrepid USA Healthcare Services, Onley, VA
  3. $3,518 for Peninsula Home Care, Salisbury, MD
  4. $3,523 for Amedisys Home Health, Salisbury, MD
  5. $4,215 for Encompass Home Health Of Maryland, Salisbury, MD

The Nursing Home discharge rate was 28.0 and the Average Nursing Home cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $12,274 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for University of Maryland Medical Center is:

  1. $10,968 for Wicomico Nursing Home, Salisbury, MD
  2. $10,694 for Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Salisbury, MD
  3. $11,894 for Anchorage Healthcare Center, Salisbury, MD
  4. $13,815 for Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, MD
  5. $13,777 for Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, Princess Anne, MD

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