Baptist Health Lexington, Saint Joseph East, and Baptist Health Richmond have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Lexington, KY



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By: Neha Thomas  Jun. 30, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Lexington, KY, showed that Baptist Health Lexington, Saint Joseph East, and Baptist Health Richmond had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. 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 CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia Or Severe Sepsis Without MV>96 Hours With Major Complication Or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

The average cost of care over a 90-day episode for Sepsis in Kentucky was $25,633 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,756 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $8,914. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $23,716. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $912.

The state average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $12,771 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,382.

Baptist Health Lexington

Baptist Health Lexington’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $24,150 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,358 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,419. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,259. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $869.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,469. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Baptist Health Lexington were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,688. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Baptist Health Lexington were:

Saint Joseph East

Saint Joseph East’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $24,583 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,338 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $8,771. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,820. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $826.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,524. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Saint Joseph East were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $12,028. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Saint Joseph East were:

Baptist Health Richmond

Baptist Health Richmond’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $25,417 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,193 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $9,229. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,932. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $759.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,462. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Baptist Health Richmond were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,692. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Baptist Health Richmond were:

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care reports for Sepsis in Lexington, Kentucky, includes the following data points: