Physicians Regional Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda had the Lowest Cost of Care for Sepsis in Southern Florida


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By: Barsha Nandy  May. 21, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals in Southern Florida showed that Physicians Regional Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center & Bayfront Health Punta Gorda had the lowest cost of care over a 90-day episode for Sepsis. The episode of care tracks a patient journey from the date of admission for 90 days includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps ACOs such as Orange Accountable Care of New York, Health Choice Care, Genuine Health, and Broward Guardian to make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted 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.

Physicians Regional Medical Center - Pine Ridge

Physicians Regional Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $18,537 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $8,704 and the average hospitalization cost was $5,085. The readmission rate was 22.26 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $15,968.

The home health agency discharge rate was 17.83 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,067 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Physicians Regional Medical Center are:

  1. $3,244 for Preferred Care Home Health Services, Fort Myers, FL
  2. $3,341 for Nurse On Call, Fort Myers, FL
  3. $3,734 for Avidity Home Health, Fort Myers, FL

The nursing home discharge rate was 27.39 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved is $13,410 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Sepsis for Physicians Regional Medical Center are:

  1. $9,655 for ManorCare Health Services At Lely Palms, Naples, FL
  2. $11,401 for The Arlington of Naples, Naples, FL
  3. $11,540 for Manorcare Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Naples, FL

Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $19,060 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $9,246 and the average hospitalization cost was $5,273. The readmission rate was 18.81 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,118.

The home health agency discharge rate was 20.09 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,612 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for sepsis for Jupiter Medical Center are:

  1. $3,264 for Encompass Health Home Health of Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL
  2. $3,874 for Options Home Health, West Palm Beach, FL

The nursing home discharge rate was 23.4 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved is $12,432 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for sepsis for Jupiter Medical Center are:

  1. $6,976 for Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion, Jupiter, FL
  2. $10,675 for The Gardens Court, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  3. $11,795 for Jupiter Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center, Jupiter, FL
  4. $15,222 for Waterford, The, Juno Beach, FL

Bayfront Health Punta Gorda

Bayfront Health Punta Gorda’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $19,820 (for the period of Apr 2016 to Sep 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $8,953 and the average hospitalization cost was $5,927. The readmission rate was 18.32 and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $19,001.

The home health agency discharge rate was 13.68 and the Average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved is $3,529 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for sepsis for Bayfront Health Punta Gorda are:

  1. $3,253 for Amedisys Home Health, Port Charlotte, FL
  2. $3,644 for Nurse On Call, Fort Myers, FL

The nursing home discharge rate was 22.22 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved is $12,468 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for sepsis for Bayfront Health Punta Gorda are:

  1. $9,574 for Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda, FL

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