Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 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 Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA St. Luke's Visiting Nurse Association - Bethlehem, PA Family Pillars Hospice - Bethlehem, PA Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice - Allentown, PA Compassus - Allentown - Allentown, PA
All 28,798
Surgical 12,619
Non Surgical 21,018
Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity 2,088
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis 2,009
Heart Failure and Shock 1,987
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction 1,252
Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders 1,176
Medical Back Problems 1,117
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders 1,062
G.I.Hemorrhage 989
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy 962
Renal Failure 953
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Coronary Artery/Stent 879
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 760
Acute Myocardial Infarction 736
Circulatory Disorders Except AMI with Cardiac Catheterization 694
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections 689
Nutritional and Miscellaneous Metabolic Disorders 655
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders 617
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures 587
Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 581
Cellulitis 581
Other Disorders of Nervous System 573
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint 563
Syncope and Collapse 492
Endovascular Procedures 488
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma < 1 Hour 480
Other Digestive System Diagnoses 473
Rehabilitation 470
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses 426
Diabetes 409
G.I. Obstruction 406
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical 395
Cardiac Valve and Other Major Cardiothoracic Procedures 394
Aftercare 393
Bronchitis and Asthma 384
Other Vascular Procedures 379
Pulmonary Embolism 353
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant 350
Coronary Bypass 332
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses 326
Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 323
Signs and Symptoms 319
Seizures 313
Chest Pain 312
Major Chest Trauma 308
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 302
Infections and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure 300
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma > 1 Hour 289
Cholecystectomy 270
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations 270
Nonspecific Cerebrovascular Disorders 265
Disorders of Biliary Tract 257
Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur 253
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections 253
Red Blood Cell Disorders 252
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 251
Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity 239
Kidney and Ureter Procedures 237
Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement 236
Craniotomy and Endovascular Intracranial Procedures 236
ECMO or Tracheostomy with MV >96 Hours or PDX Except Face, Mouth and Neck 221
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure 216
Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 213
Stomach, Esophageal and Duodenal Procedures 202
Disequilibrium 202
Kidney Transplant 202
Transient Ischemia 198
Complications of Treatment 198
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis 197
Hypertension 194
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy 193
Respiratory Neoplasms 191
Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion 188
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures 186
Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy 184
Bone Diseases and Arthropathies 183
Extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 183
Nervous System Neoplasms 181
Percutaneous Intracardiac Procedures 168
Endocrine Disorders 163
Trauma to the Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast 163
Extracranial Procedures 162
Peripheral and Cranial Nerve and Other Nervous System Procedures 156
Other Major Cardiovascular Procedures 153
Other Respiratory System Diagnoses 149
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs 148
Hernia Procedures 147
Other Respiratory System O.R. Procedures 145
Procedures for Obesity 141
Aortic and Heart Assist Procedures 139
Disorders of Liver Except Malignancy, Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 138
Major Chest Procedures 138
Urinary Stones 138
Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infection 134
Digestive Malignancy 133
Postoperative and Post-Traumatic Infections 131
Malignancy of Hepatobiliary System or Pancreas 130
Postoperative or Post-Traumatic Infections with O.R. Procedure 124
Pancreas, Liver and Shunt Procedures 122
Cervical Spinal Fusion 120
Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders Except Upper Limb and Toe 119
Craniotomy with Major Device Implant or Acute Complex CNS PDX 119
Organic Disturbances and Intellectual Disability 118
Fever And Inflammatory Conditions 115
Other O.R. Procedures for Injuries 115
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses 109
Back and Neck Procedures, Except Spinal Fusion, or Disc Devices/Neurostimulators 108
Cardiac Defibrillator Implant 107
Peptic Ulcer 104
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders 104
Major Hematological/Immunological Diagnoses Except Sickle Cell Crisis and Coagulation 101
Viral Illness 100
Respiratory Signs and Symptoms 100
Other Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast Procedures 99
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 97
Other Multiple Significant Trauma 95
Headaches 93
Wound Debridement and Skin Graft Except Hand, for Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders 93
Pleural Effusion 93
Soft Tissue Procedures 92
Dental and Oral Diseases 91
Other Digestive System O.R. Procedures 91
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence 90
Pneumothorax 90
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia 89
Other Ear,Nose,Mouth and Throat Diagnoses 89
Full Thickness Burn with Skin Graft or Inhalation Injury 87
Peritoneal Adhesiolysis 87
Non-extensive Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 84
Minor Skin Disorders 83
Kidney and Urinary Tract Signs and Symptoms 82
Atherosclerosis 82
OTHER CARDIOTHORACIC PROCEDURES 79
Coagulation Disorders 78
Tendonitis, Myositis and Bursitis 76
Non-Extensive Burns 76
Acute Adjustment Reaction and Psychosocial Dysfunction 71
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 69
Appendectomy 68
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Malignancy 68
Amputation of Lower Limb for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 68
Transurethral Procedures 66
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures without Coronary Artery Stent 65
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Procedures 65
Connective Tissue Disorders 65
Other Circulatory O.R. Procedures 64
Shoulder, Elbow or Forearm Procedures, Except Major Joint Procedures 63
Skin Debridement 61
Bilateral or Multiple Major Joint Procedures of Lower Extremity 60
Biopsies of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 59
Ischemic Stroke with Use of Thrombolytic Agent 58
Cardiac Congenital and Valvular Disorders 56
Interstitial Lung Disease 54
Spinal Procedures 51
Allergic Reactions 50
Carotid Artery Stent Procedures 50
Limb Reattachment, Hip and Femur Procedures for Multiple Significant Trauma 49
Cardiac Pacemaker Revision Except Device Replacement 48
Other Disorders of the Eye 45
Other Heart Assist System Implant 44
Skin Ulcers 43
Other Infectious and Parasitic Disease Diagnoses 42
Major Male Pelvic Procedures 42
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Non-Malignancy 41
Knee Procedures 41
Chemotherapy without Acute Leukemia as Secondary Diagnosis 40
Skin Graft 40
Wound Debridements for Injuries 40
Epistaxis 38
Malignancy, Female Reproductive System 38
Other Injury, Poisoning and Toxic Effect Diagnoses 38
Amputation for Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders 37
Skin Grafts and Wound Debridement for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 37
Other Procedures for Multiple Significant Trauma 36
Acute Leukemia without Major Procedure 36
Psychoses 35
VAGINAL DELIVERY 34
Major Bladder Procedures 33
Concussion 32
Reticuloendothelial and Immunity Disorders 32
Inflammation of the Male Reproductive System 32
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia with Other Procedure 31
Lymphoma and Leukemia with Major Procedure 31
Minor Small and Large Bowel Procedures 31
Myeloproliferative Disorders or Poorly Differentiated Neoplasms with Major Procedure 30
Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebellar Ataxia 30
Angina Pectoris 30
Hypertensive Encephalopathy 29
Other Myeloproliferative Disorders or Poorly Differentiated Neoplasm Diagnoses 29
Major Esophageal Disorders 27
Neurological Eye Disorders 27
Major Procedures with Diagnosis of Other Contact with Health Services 25
Osteomyelitis 25
Major Skin Disorders 25
Anal and Stomal Procedures 24
Adrenal and Pituitary Procedures 23
Thyroid, Parathyroid and Thyroglossal Procedures 23
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy 23
Foot Procedures 22
Transurethral Prostatectomy 21
Myeloproliferative Disorders or Poorly Differentiated Neoplasms with Other Procedure 21
Other Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Procedures 20
Kidney and Urinary Tract Neoplasms 20
Bacterial and Tuberculous Infections of Nervous System 20
Local Excision and Removal Int Fix Devices Except Hip and Femur 20
Traumatic Injury 20
CESAREAN SECTION 19
Upper Limb and Toe Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders 19
Hepatobiliary Diagnostic Procedures 19
Fractures of Femur 18
Chemotherapy 18
Vagina, Cervix and Vulva Procedures 18
Intracranial Vascular Procedures with PDX Hemorrhage 18
Major Head and Neck Procedures 17
Breast Disorders 17
Tracheostomy for Face, Mouth and Neck Diagnoses or Laryngectomy 17
Non-Bacterial Infections of Nervous System Except Viral Meningitis 15
Cranial/Facial Procedures 15
Mouth Procedures 15
HIV with Major Related Condition 15
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical with Spinal Curvature / Malignancy / Infection or Extensive Fusions 15
Nonspecific CVA and Precerebral Occlusion without Infarction 14
Heart Transplant or Implant of Heart Assist System 13
Hand or Wrist Procedures, Except Major Thumb or Joint Procedures 12
Cardiac Arrest, Unexplained 12
Ventricular Shunt Procedures 12
Other O.R. Procedures of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs 12
Menstrual and Other Female Reproductive System Disorders 12
D&C, Conization, Laparoscopy and Tubal Interruption 11
Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat Malignancy 11
Extensive Burns or Full Thickness Burns with MV >96 Hours with Skin Graft 11
Sprains, Strains and Dislocations of Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 11
Biliary Tract Procedures Except Only Cholecystectomy with or without C.D.E. 11
Infections, Female Reproductive System 11
Spinal Disorders and Injuries 11