Meridian Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center gets more than 70% of its stays from Hackensack Meridian Affiliated Hospitals



By: Avinash Kumar  Jun. 14, 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data for the study period of Oct 2015 to Sep 2018, to find out the top hospitals that provide the most stays for  Meridian Nursing and Rehab Subacute Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) of Wall, New Jersey.  The top three hospitals - Jersey Shore University Medical Center , Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center provide more than 70% of all stays to Meridian Nursing home (see below table)

Hospital RankHospital Name (System Affiliation)Hospital CitySNF Transfer Rate
1Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian)Neptune, NJ50.1%
2Ocean Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian)Brick, NJ17.3%
3Riverview Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian)Red Bank, NJ2.9%
4Monmouth Medical Center (RWJ Barnabas)Long Branch, NJ1.8%
5CentraState Medical Center (CentraState)Freehold, NJ1.8%

Jersey Shore University Medical Center topped the list with a share above 50% of all SNF transfers to Meridian Rehab Nursing home. However, when we analyzed Jersey Shore’s SNF transfer rate, we noticed that Meridian at Wall, NJ only got 31% of total SNF transfers from that Hospital. Jersey Shore’s other top SNF partner was also the Meridian Rehab facility at Ocean Grove, NJ.  

Some of the other top hospitals that are transferring patients to Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation SNF are Ocean Medical Center, Brick with 17.3% rate, Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank with a rate of 2.9%, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, and CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, both with a rate of 1.8%.

Another interesting way to look at source of hospital SNF stays is by the condition. The below list shows the top hospital DRG groups that provided the most SNF stays to Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation

DRG Group RankDRG GroupDRG Based SNF Transfers Percentage
1Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity23%
2Heart Failure and Shock5%
3Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint4%
4Septicemia or Severe Sepsis4%
5Renal Failure2%

Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity is the top DRG driving SNF transfers with a share of 23% followed by Heart Failure and Shock with 5%, Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint, Septicemia or Severe Sepsis with 4% and Renal Failure with 2% transfer rate.

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Avinash Kumar

Avinash Kumar is a Business analyst with over 9 years of healthcare experience. He has expertise in Real World Evidence (RWE), healthcare claims analytics, market research, data analytics, benefits configuration, claim contractual reprising, adjudication, implementation of reimbursement rule edits for healthcare payers and revenue cycle management for providers. Avinash holds a Master's degree in Operations management and life sciences. He is a certified medical coder from American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).