Regional Hospital of Scranton, Geisinger Community Medical Center, and Moses Taylor Hospital have the best value outcomes for Hip and Knee Replacement in Scranton, PA



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By: Barsha Nandy  Jul. 29, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Scranton, PA, showed that Regional Hospital of Scranton, Geisinger Community Medical Center, and Moses Taylor Hospital had the best value outcomes over a 90-day episode for Hip and Knee Replacement. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days, including the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 470: Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Regional Hospital of Scranton

Regional Hospital of Scranton’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $17,996 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $12,124 and the average rehospitalization cost was $1,922. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $16,983. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $525.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $2,630. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip and Knee Replacement for Regional Hospital of Scranton were:

  1. Traditional Home Health Care, Dunmore, PA ($2,419)
  2. Allied Services Home Health, Clarks Summit, PA ($2,451)
  3. Commonwealth Home Health of Moses Taylor, Scranton, PA ($2,627)
  4. Caregivers America Home Health Services, Clarks Summit, PA ($2,652)

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $7,149. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Hip and Knee Replacement for Regional Hospital of Scranton were:

  1. Allied Services Transitional Rehabilitation Unit, Scranton, PA ($4,983)
  2. Spirit of Mercy Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton, PA ($6,352)

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Geisinger Community Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $18,777 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,154 and the average rehospitalization cost was $2,998. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $18,817. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $665.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $2,774. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip and Knee Replacement for Geisinger Community Medical Center were:

  1. Traditional Home Health Care, Dunmore, PA ($2,606)
  2. Caregivers America Home Health Services, Clarks Summit, PA ($2,623)
  3. Commonwealth Home Health of Moses Taylor, Scranton, PA ($2,638)
  4. Interim Healthcare Services Of Northeast Pennsylvania, Inc., Blakely, PA ($2,892)
  5. Allied Services Home Health, Clarks Summit, PA ($3,215)

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,269. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Hip and Knee Replacement for Geisinger Community Medical Center were:

  1. Allied Services Transitional Rehabilitation Unit, Scranton, PA ($6,399)
  2. Allied Services Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton, PA ($17,320)

Moses Taylor Hospital

Moses Taylor Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $19,752 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $12,852 and the average rehospitalization cost was $2,424 The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $15,120. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $770.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $2,664. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Hip and Knee Replacement for Moses Taylor Hospital were:

  1. Traditional Home Health Care, Dunmore, PA ($2,452)
  2. Caregivers America Home Health Services, Clarks Summit, PA ($2,580)
  3. Comprehensive Medical Home Care, Dupont, PA ($2,647)
  4. Allied Services Home Health, Clarks Summit, PA ($2,926)
  5. Commonwealth Home Health of Moses Taylor, Scranton, PA ($3,075)

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $7,667. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partner for Hip and Knee Replacement for Moses Taylor Hospital was:

  1. Allied Services Transitional Rehabilitation Unit, Scranton, PA ($5,583)

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The detailed value outcomes and cost of care report for Hip and Knee Replacement in Scranton, PA, includes the following data points: