Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Owensboro, KY



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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 04, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Owensboro, Kentucky, showed that Owensboro Health Regional Hospital had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis, followed by Methodist Health (Henderson County). 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 ACOs, such as The Health Network of Western Kentucky, 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 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $25,954 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $13,985 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,516. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,772. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $904.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,290. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $9,733. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital were:

Methodist Health (Henderson County)

Methodist Health’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $27,087 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,504 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $9,717. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $26,376. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,055.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,883. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Methodist Health were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $15,702. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Methodist Health were:

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care reports for Sepsis in Owensboro, KY, includes the following data points: