Post Pacemaker & ICD Infection Readmissions at Top Hospitals continue to pose challenges


In Cardiovascular

By: Avinash Kumar  May. 30, 2019

Infections developed from cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) implant procedures are serious complications and lead to follow on readmissions. Dexur Analysed Medicare Inpatient data for the year Jan 2017 to Dec 2017, to determine post - CIED infections related readmission.  Below is a table of five large top 5 Hospitals performing CIED procedures and post CIED infection readmission rates at 30 days and 1 year.

HOSPITAL NAME30 Day Post CIED Infection Readmission Rates1 Year Post CIED Infection Readmission Rates
NATIONAL2.014.82
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL, ROSLYN, NEW YORK1.874.24
MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK2.476.82
NASSAU HEALTH CARE CORP, EAST MEADOW, NEW YORK35.12
ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA1.13.86
CENTRAL VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC, BERLIN, VERMONT2.468.1

The National average for Post CIED infection readmission rates are at 2.01% for 30 day and 4.82% for 1 year. Of the top 5 hospitals, Allina Health System of Minneapolis, Minnesota had the lowest 30 day (1.1%) and 1 year (3.86%) infection readmission rates followed by St. Francis Hospital of Roslyn, New York with 30 day at 1.87% and 1 year at 4.24%. These readmission rates with infection are less than the US average.

Central Vermont Medical Center of Berlin, Vermont’s 30 day (2.46%) and 1 year (8.1%), Mount Sinai Hospital of New York’s 30 day (2.47%) and 1 year (6.82%), and Nassau Health Care of East Meadow, New York’s 30 day (3%) and 1 year (5.12%) had readmission rates higher than the National average.

Central Vermont Medical Center’s 1 year post CIED infection readmission rate is almost double the national average.

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  • Cost and payments related to post CIED Infection readmissions

  • All cause readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Infection readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Bleed readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Pericardial Effusion readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Pleural Effusion readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Replacement readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Revision readmission rates - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • All cause readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Infection readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Bleed readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Pericardial Effusion readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Pleural Effusion readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Replacement readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Revision readmission discharges - 30 days,90 days, 1 year

  • Top 5 DRG category discharges


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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).