University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Hospice Referral Patterns and Quality Outcomes - Oct 2016 to Sep 2019


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DRG Category Total Unique Beneficiaries Discharged (Oct 2016 to Sep 2019) 30 Day Hospice Admission Rate Post Hospital Discharge (%) Hospice Avg. LOS Hospice Median LOS Amedisys Hospice - Rosedale, MD Gilchrist's Hunt Valley - Hunt Valley, MD Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care - Columbia, MD Stella Maris - Timonium, MD Heartland Hospice Services - Baltimore, MD
All 10,272
Surgical 3,483
Non Surgical 7,993
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis 1,245
Heart Failure and Shock 630
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction 526
Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity 524
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 502
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy 465
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure 424
G.I.Hemorrhage 410
Acute Myocardial Infarction 398
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Coronary Artery/Stent 396
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections 344
Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders 324
Renal Failure 306
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders 300
Nutritional and Miscellaneous Metabolic Disorders 297
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint 227
Cellulitis 203
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures 197
G.I. Obstruction 188
Signs and Symptoms 173
Infections and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure 170
Extracranial Procedures 163
Circulatory Disorders Except AMI with Cardiac Catheterization 162
Red Blood Cell Disorders 158
Medical Back Problems 148
Other Digestive System Diagnoses 145
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders 144
Other Vascular Procedures 137
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations 137
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant 132
Syncope and Collapse 130
Diabetes 125
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses 115
Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 111
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 110
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy 106
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses 105
Other Major Cardiovascular Procedures 102
Extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 101
Major Chest Procedures 100
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 100
Cholecystectomy 100
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical 96
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs 95
Bronchitis and Asthma 90
Respiratory Neoplasms 89
Other Disorders of Nervous System 88
Pulmonary Embolism 84
Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur 82
Disorders of Biliary Tract 81
Digestive Malignancy 75
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections 73
Other Respiratory System O.R. Procedures 70
Organic Disturbances and Intellectual Disability 69
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis 67
Amputation of Lower Limb for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 66
Seizures 64
Aortic and Heart Assist Procedures 64
Malignancy of Hepatobiliary System or Pancreas 62
Complications of Treatment 61
Bone Diseases and Arthropathies 61
Disorders of Liver Except Malignancy, Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 61
Endocrine Disorders 59
Hypertension 58
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures 56
Stomach, Esophageal and Duodenal Procedures 55
Major Hematological/Immunological Diagnoses Except Sickle Cell Crisis and Coagulation 54
Cervical Spinal Fusion 52
Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy 51
Postoperative and Post-Traumatic Infections 51
Chest Pain 48
Ischemic Stroke with Use of Thrombolytic Agent 46
Other O.R. Procedures for Injuries 44
Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity 44
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia 43
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders 42
Coagulation Disorders 41
Non-extensive Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 40
Nonspecific Cerebrovascular Disorders 40
ECMO or Tracheostomy with MV >96 Hours or PDX Except Face, Mouth and Neck 40
Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders Except Upper Limb and Toe 39
Kidney and Ureter Procedures 39
Other Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast Procedures 39
Spinal Disorders and Injuries 39
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 39
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma < 1 Hour 38
Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement 37
Back and Neck Procedures, Except Spinal Fusion, or Disc Devices/Neurostimulators 37
Transient Ischemia 37
Trauma to the Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast 36
Pleural Effusion 36
Disequilibrium 33
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence 32
Hernia Procedures 32
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses 32
Major Chest Trauma 32
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 31
Pneumothorax 31
Bilateral or Multiple Major Joint Procedures of Lower Extremity 31
Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 31
Peritoneal Adhesiolysis 29
Other Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Procedures 29
Other Digestive System O.R. Procedures 29
Headaches 29
Kidney and Urinary Tract Signs and Symptoms 29
Peptic Ulcer 28
Nervous System Neoplasms 25
Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infection 25
Other Respiratory System Diagnoses 25
Urinary Stones 25
Cardiac Defibrillator Implant 23
Soft Tissue Procedures 23
Fever And Inflammatory Conditions 22
Appendectomy 22
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Procedures 22
Interstitial Lung Disease 21
Foot Procedures 21
Tendonitis, Myositis and Bursitis 21
Wound Debridement and Skin Graft Except Hand, for Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders 21
Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebellar Ataxia 20
Viral Illness 20
Knee Procedures 20
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma > 1 Hour 19
Other Circulatory O.R. Procedures 18
Atherosclerosis 18
Connective Tissue Disorders 18
Biopsies of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 17
Postoperative or Post-Traumatic Infections with O.R. Procedure 17
Amputation for Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders 17
Skin Debridement 16
Minor Small and Large Bowel Procedures 16
Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 16
Malignancy, Female Reproductive System 16
Acute Leukemia without Major Procedure 16
Shoulder, Elbow or Forearm Procedures, Except Major Joint Procedures 15
Other Myeloproliferative Disorders or Poorly Differentiated Neoplasm Diagnoses 14
Major Esophageal Disorders 14
VAGINAL DELIVERY 14
Other Ear,Nose,Mouth and Throat Diagnoses 14
Peripheral and Cranial Nerve and Other Nervous System Procedures 14
Kidney and Urinary Tract Neoplasms 13
Other Infectious and Parasitic Disease Diagnoses 13
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Non-Malignancy 12
Allergic Reactions 12
Craniotomy and Endovascular Intracranial Procedures 12
Minor Skin Disorders 11
Respiratory Signs and Symptoms 11