Medical City Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center had the lowest cost of care for Heart Failure in Dallas, TX


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By: Sruthy Iype  May. 22, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals in Dallas, Texas, showed that Medical City Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center had the lowest cost of care over a 90-day episode for Heart Failure. The episode of care tracks a patient journey from the date of admission for 90 days, including 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 Genesis Physicians Group, Inc., Methodist Alliance for Patients and Physicians, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and Premier Patient Healthcare and CHRISTUS Health Quality Care Alliance to make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted and was done at the DRG level (specifically DRG 291: Heart Failure And Shock With Major Complication Or Comorbidity (MCC)) to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Medical City Dallas

Medical City Dallas’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $23,139 (for the period of April 2016 to March 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $9,049 and the average rehospitalization per hospitalization cost was $9,085. The readmission rate was 31.55% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $18,673.

The home health agency discharge rate was 25.67% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,871. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Medical City Dallas are:

  1. Home Care Providers of Texas, Dallas, TX- $2,689
  2. Ally Home Health, Richardson, TX- $3,880
  3. Encompass Health Home Health, Dallas, TX
  4. Home Health Specialists, Llc, Lewisville, TX- $3,268
  5. Total Patient Care Home Health, Richardson, TX- $3,571

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 20.5% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $11,376. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Medical City Dallas are:

  1. Crystal Creek At Preston Hollow, Dallas, TX
  2. Presbyterian Village North, Dallas, TX- $8,012
  3. Signature Pointe On The Lake Healthcare Community, Dallas, TX

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $23,292 (for the period of April 2016 to March 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $8,842 and the average rehospitalization per hospitalization cost was $8,188. The readmission rate was 25.61% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $19,637.

The home health agency discharge rate was 25.36% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,781. The top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and their average costs per hospitalization are:

  1. Aviator Home Health, Mckinney, TX
  2. Allstar Healthcare, Arlington, TX
  3. DFW Home Health, Dallas, TX- $3,860
  4. Encompass Health Home Health, Dallas, TX- $4,282

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 28.1% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $11,664. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are:

  1. OnPointe Transitional Care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX- $7,541
  2. Walnut Place, Dallas, TX- $11,636
  3. Villages of Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX- $12,010
  4. Presbyterian Village North, Dallas, TX- $11,305
  5. The Plaza At Edgemere Health Care, Dallas, TX- $13,625

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $25,503 (for the period between April 2016 to March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $8,477 and the average rehospitalization cost was $13,158. The readmission rate was 32.21% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $25,017.

The home health agency discharge rate was 27.12% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,399. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for UT Southwestern Medical Center are:

  1. UT Southwestern Home Health Care, Dallas, TX- $3,482
  2. Home Care Providers of Texas, Dallas, TX- $4,069

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 10.52% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $12,942. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for UT Southwestern Medical Center are:

  1. Traymore Nursing Center, Dallas, TX- $11,092
  2. Lakewest Rehabilitation And Skilled Care, Dallas, TX- $9,495

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