Aultman Hospital has the best value outcomes for COPD in Canton, OH


In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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By: Neha Thomas  Jul. 30, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Canton, Ohio, showed that Aultman Hospital had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for COPD, followed by Mercy Medical Center. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs, such as Integrated Health Collaborative, LLC, make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 190: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complication or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Aultman Hospital

Aultman Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $18,573 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $8,117 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,153. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $17,302. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,220.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,123. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for COPD for Aultman Hospital were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $10,162. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partner for COPD for Aultman Hospital was:

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $20,562 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $8,123 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,539. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $20,817. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $800.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $4,197. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for COPD for Mercy Medical Center were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $15,444.

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care reports for COPD in Canton, OH, includes the following data points: