Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Clare Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital have the best value outcomes for Heart Failure in St. Louis, MO


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By: Neha Thomas  Jun. 29, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of St. Louis, Missouri, showed that Missouri Baptist Medical Center, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Heart Failure. 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 SSM ACO, LLC, SLPA ACO, LLC, and BJC HealthCare ACO, LLC, make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients 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.

The average cost of care over a 90-day episode for Heart Failure In Missouri was $23,934 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $9,206 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $10,290. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,025. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,201.

The state average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $11,520 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,142.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $19,855 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $7,853 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,623. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $17,597. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,103.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,455. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Missouri Baptist Medical Center were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $10,699. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Missouri Baptist Medical Center were:

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $19,989 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $8,235 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,874. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $17,110. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,095.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,132. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for SSM Health St. Clare Hospital were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $9,351. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for SSM Health St. Clare Hospital were:

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $20,085 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $7,574 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,923. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $19,076. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $771.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,592. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $10,358. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital were:

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care reports for Heart Failure in St. Louis, Missouri, includes the following data points: