Baptist Memorial Hospital, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital had the lowest cost of care for Hip and Knee replacement in Central Mississippi



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By: Neha Thomas  May. 22, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals in Central Mississippi showed that Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital had the lowest cost of care over a 90 day episode for Hip & Knee replacement. 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. Total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Rural Solutions, LLC make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk adjusted and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 470: Major Joint Replacement Or Reattachment Of Lower Extremity Without Major Complication Or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Baptist Memorial Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $13,674 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $9,248 and the average rehospitalization cost was $863. The readmission rate was 4.6% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $11,135.

The home health agency discharge rate was 9.81% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,548. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip & Knee replacement for Baptist Memorial Hospital were:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 14.87% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,233. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Hip & Knee replacement for Baptist Memorial Hospital were:

The top surgeons who performed Hip & Knee Replacement surgeries at Baptist Memorial Hospital for the lowest costs were:

  1. GORDON SCOTT JONES
  2. GEORGE CHRISTOPHER GALJOUR
  3. RUSSELL C. LINTON

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $16,271 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $8,799 and the average rehospitalization cost was $1,419. The readmission rate was 7.66% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $12,508.

The home health agency discharge rate was 51.23% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,193. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip & Knee replacement for Mississippi Baptist Medical Center were:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 14.81% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $16,156. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Hip & Knee replacement for Mississippi Baptist Medical Center were:

The top surgeons who performed Hip & Knee Replacement surgeries at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center for the lowest costs were:

  1. TODD VERSTEEGH
  2. PATRICK M KLAR
  3. MICHEAL R COVAULT

St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital

St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $18,149 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $9,025 and the average rehospitalization cost was $1,978. The readmission rate was 10.23% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $13,463.

The home health agency discharge rate was 66.88% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,395. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip & Knee replacement for St.Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital were:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 17.68% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $16,817. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Hip & Knee replacement for St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital were:

The top surgeons who performed Hip & Knee Replacement surgeries at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital for the lowest costs were:

  1. EDWIN JEFF KENNEDY
  2. DAVID JOHN GANDY
  3. MATTHEW CASSEDY FUTVOYE

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