Woodland Memorial Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital had the lowest cost of care for Heart Failure in Greater Sacramento


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By: Sruthy Iype  May. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare Claims of hospitals in Greater Sacramento, California, revealed that Woodland Memorial Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital had the lowest cost of care over a 90-day episode for Heart Failure. For the period between, April 2016 to March 2019, the study tracked the patient journey 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 helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Achiever Health Care Consultation and Management and UC Davis Health ACO make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted and was done at the DRG level (specifically DRG 291: Heart Failure And Shock With Major Complication Or Comorbidity (MCC)) to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

Woodland Memorial Hospital

Woodland Memorial Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $24,643 (for the period between April 2016 to March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,862 and the average rehospitalization cost was $8,136. The readmission rate was 28.28% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $21,003.

The hospital’s home health agency discharge rate was 15.32% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $4,416. The top home health agency partner for Heart Failure for Woodland Memorial Hospital was Woodland Healthcare Home Health, Woodland, CA and its average cost per hospitalization was $4,024.

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 24.32% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $15,963.

Sutter Davis Hospital

Sutter Davis Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $26,496 (for the period between April 2016 to March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,310 and the average rehospitalization cost was $8,774. The readmission rate was 17.09% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $23,946.

The hospital’s home health agency discharge rate was 44.27% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $4,692. The top home health agency partner for Heart Failure for Sutter Davis Hospital was Sutter Visiting Nurse Association, Sacramento, CA and the average cost per hospitalization for the agency was $4,453.

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 12.98% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $20,617. The top nursing home partner for Heart Failure for Sutter Davis Hospital was Courtyard Health Care Center, Davis, CA and the average cost per hospitalization for the nursing home was $16,103.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $27,554 (for the period between April 2016 to March 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,660 and the average rehospitalization cost was $10,314. The readmission rate was 14.71% and the cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $27,586.

The hospital’s home health agency discharge rate was 34.78% and the average home health cost per hospitalization when a home health agency is involved was $3,810. The average costs per hospitalization for the top home health agency partners for Heart Failure for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital were:

  1. Sutter Auburn Faith VNA & Hospice, Auburn, CA- $3,420
  2. Progressive Home Care - Auburn, Auburn, CA- $3,581

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge rate was 26.09% and the average nursing home cost per hospitalization when a nursing home is involved was $14,415. The average costs per hospitalization for the top nursing home partners for Heart Failure for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital were:

  1. Auburn Oaks Care Center, Auburn, CA- $12,651
  2. Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation - Siena, Auburn, CA- $12,290

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