St. Vincent's Birmingham, Medical West, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Birmingham, AL


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By: Neha Thomas  Jun. 26, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham, AL, showed that St. Vincent's Birmingham, Medical West - an affiliate of UAB Health System, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. 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 helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs, such as Baptist Physician Alliance ACO LLC, Alabama Physician Network, LLC, and Accountable Care Coalition of Alabama, 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.

The average cost of care over a 90-day episode for Sepsis in Alabama was $23,277 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,170 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,969. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $22,554. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $732.

The state average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $11,042 and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,482.

St. Vincent's Birmingham

St. Vincent's Birmingham’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $21,092 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,109 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $6,507. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $21,075. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $951.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,762. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for St. Vincent's Birmingham were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,630. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partner for Sepsis for St. Vincent's Birmingham was:

Medical West - an affiliate of UAB Health System

Medical West’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $22,051 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,635 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,302. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,145. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $710.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,878. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Medical West were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,657. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partner for Sepsis for Medical West was:

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $23,335 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,037 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $8,157. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,597. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $628.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,736. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Sepsis for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center were:

The average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,503.

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