Overlake Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Northwest, and Highline Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Heart Failure in Seattle, WA


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By: Sruthy Iype  Jun. 26, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Seattle, Washington, showed that Overlake Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Northwest, and Highline Medical Center 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. The total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Valley Medical Group-Renton, The Polyclinic, Health Connect Partners, Rainier Health Network, and MultiCare Connected Care make appropriate referrals 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, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

The average cost of care over a 90-day episode for Heart Failure in Washington was $25,975 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,993 and the average rehospitalization was $9,629. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $23,101. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,291.

The state average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $15,425 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,954.

Overlake Medical Center

Overlake Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $22,318 (for the period of July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $9,641 and the average rehospitalization cost was $6,212. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $16,151. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,413.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $5,053. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Overlake Medical Center were:

  1. $4,168 for EvergreenHealth Home Care, Kirkland, WA
  2. $5,410 for Kindred at Home, Kent, WA
  3. $5,437 for Careage Home Health, Bellevue, WA

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $18,799. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Overlake Medical Center were:

  1. $10,569 for Providence Marianwood, Issaquah, WA
  2. $11,994 for Springs At Pacific Regent, The, Bellevue, WA
  3. $12,649 for Mission Healthcare at Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
  4. $18,762 for Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Issaquah, WA

UW Medical Center - Northwest

UW Medical Center - Northwest’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $22,557 (for the period of July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,045 and the average rehospitalization cost was $7,524. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $19,391. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $897.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $4,280. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for UW Medical Center - Northwest were:

  1. $4,201 for EvergreenHealth Home Care, Kirkland, WA
  2. $4,285 for Kindred at Home, Kent, WA

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $15,903. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for UW Medical Center - Northwest were:

  1. $11,652 for Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, Seattle, WA
  2. $18,653 for Shoreline Health And Rehabilitation, Seattle, WA
  3. $23,127 for Park Ridge Care Center, Seattle, WA

Highline Medical Center

Highline Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $24,911 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,281 and the average rehospitalization cost was $8,117. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,557. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,200.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,914. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health partners for Heart Failure for Highline Medical Center were:

  1. $4,222 for Envision Home Health, Tacoma, WA
  2. $4,405 for Kindred at Home, Kent, WA

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $16,504. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Highline Medical Center were:

  1. $13,385 for Judson Park Health Center, Des Moines, WA
  2. $15,650 for Burien Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Burien, WA

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care reports for Heart Failure in Seattle, WA, includes the following data points: