Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto had the Lowest Renal Failure Readmission Rate in Mississippi in 2016 at 13.49%

By: Jeffrey Maser  Feb. 13, 2018

Dexur analysts have conducted a study on Medicare inpatient renal failure discharges and found that Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southaven accounted for the lowest readmission rate of all major Mississippi hospitals in 2016 at a mere 13.49%. The hospital’s readmission rate was over 4.5% lower than the 2nd ranked hospital, as Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg reported an 18.13% readmission rate. North Mississippi Medical Center - Tupelo ranked 3rd with a 19.65% readmission rate and joined Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto and Forrest General Hospital as the only three Mississippi facilities to report a readmission rate under 20% for renal failure discharges. Anderson Regional Medical Center, located in Meridian, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson tied for 4th ranked with a 21.43% readmission rate.

Inpatient discharge data was collected from CMS and Mississippi hospitals were included in the rankings if they accounted for a minimum of 3,500 total inpatient discharges and at least 11 DRG-683 (Renal Failure With Complication Or Comorbidity) readmissions between January - December 2016. During this time period, the national DRG-683 readmission rate for Medicare enrollees was 23.44%, only three quarters of a percent higher than the 22.7% readmission rate for Medicare enrollees from Mississippi, specifically.

The renal failure readmission rate at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto has improved significantly over the past few years. Between January 2013 - December 2016, Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto only ranked 6th for lowest readmission rate out of all major Mississippi hospitals at 23.08%. Furthermore, with a 9.59% decrease, their readmission rate saw the largest decrease of all major Mississippi facilities between 2016 and the four year time period of 2013-2016.

Mississippi Hospitals with the Lowest Readmission Rates for DRG-683 (January - December 2016)
Readmission Rate Rank (Lowest to Highest)HospitalHospital CityReadmission Rate (%)
U.S. Medicare Enrollees23.44
Mississippi Medicare Enrollees22.7
1Baptist Memorial Hospital - DesotoSouthaven13.49
2Forrest General HospitalHattiesburg18.13
3North Mississippi Medical Center - TupeloTupelo19.65
4Anderson Regional Medical CenterMeridian21.43
5St. Dominic HospitalJackson21.43
6Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden TriangleColumbus22.22
7Baptist Medical CenterJackson23.78
8Singing River HospitalPascagoula24.53
9Memorial Hospital at GulfportGulfport25
10University Of Mississippi Medical CenterJackson25.74


  1. DRG-683 Readmission Rate for the 10 Mississippi Hospitals with the Lowest Readmission Rates for DRG-683 between January 2013 - December 2016

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Jeffrey Maser

Jeffrey Maser is an analyst. He truly loves working with numbers and enjoys the challenge of turning healthcare data into a resource that real patients can use to help make important decisions. Jeff's passion for data will serve him well in his quest to become the top mind in Fantasy Hockey. He previously worked at Truven Health Analytics, now a part of IBM Watson Health, and is a graduate of Brandeis University.