Trinity Rock Island, Swedish American Hospital, and Delnor Community Hospital had the lowest cost of care for Renal Failure in Northern Illinois



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By: Neha Thomas  May. 21, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals in Northern Illinois showed that Trinity Rock Island, Swedish American Hospital, and Delnor Community Hospital had the lowest cost of care over a 90 day episode for Renal Failure. 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. Total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Community Healthcare Partners, Rush Health ACO, Acorn Network LLC, VillageMD Chicago ACO, and Northwestern Medicine Physician Network ACO to make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk adjusted and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 683:RENAL FAILURE WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Trinity Rock Island

Trinity Rock Island’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $14,507 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $4,654 and the average rehospitalization cost was $4,610. The readmission rate was 19.78% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $13,409.

The home health agency discharge rate was 25.96% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,132. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partner for Renal Failure for Trinity Rock Island was:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 25.96% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $11,104. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Renal Failure for Trinity Rock Island were:

Swedish American Hospital

Swedish American Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $14,898 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $5,274 and the average rehospitalization cost was $4,939. The readmission rate was 22.34% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $13,571.

The home health agency discharge rate was 13.43% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,133. The average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Renal Failure for Swedish American Hospital were:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 19.43% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $14,496. The average cost per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Renal Failure for Swedish American Hospital were:

Delnor Community Hospital

Delnor Community Hospital ’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $14,934 (for the period between April 2016 and March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $4,374 and the average rehospitalization cost was $5,527. The readmission rate was 20.0% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $13,968.

The average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,608 and the average cost per hospitalization for the top home health agency partner for Renal Failure for Delnor Community Hospital was:

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 22.3% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $13,271.

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The detailed cost of care report of the top ten most cost-efficient hospitals for Renal Failure in Northern Illinois (Apr 2016 to Mar 2019), including data with respect to the following: