St. Joseph's University 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 Vhs Hospice Services of New Jersey - Totowa, NJ Compassionate Care Hospice - Clifton, NJ VITAS Healthcare Corporation atlantic - Livingston, NJ Hospice of New Jersey - Bloomfield, NJ Valley Hospice - Paramus, NJ
All 11,645
Surgical 4,110
Non Surgical 9,239
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis 1,932
Heart Failure and Shock 862
Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity 645
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction 546
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy 512
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections 484
Renal Failure 476
G.I.Hemorrhage 461
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders 441
Acute Myocardial Infarction 393
Nutritional and Miscellaneous Metabolic Disorders 336
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 312
Infections and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure 312
Circulatory Disorders Except AMI with Cardiac Catheterization 307
Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders 299
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Coronary Artery/Stent 272
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses 270
Syncope and Collapse 266
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure 259
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint 247
Cellulitis 244
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 240
Psychoses 223
Diabetes 219
Other Digestive System Diagnoses 206
Seizures 195
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations 190
Medical Back Problems 181
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma < 1 Hour 160
Red Blood Cell Disorders 158
G.I. Obstruction 150
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures 150
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 148
Extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 145
Cholecystectomy 143
Other Vascular Procedures 142
Coronary Bypass 139
Transient Ischemia 137
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders 131
ECMO or Tracheostomy with MV >96 Hours or PDX Except Face, Mouth and Neck 129
Bronchitis and Asthma 127
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses 120
Chest Pain 118
Other Disorders of Nervous System 116
Other Major Cardiovascular Procedures 110
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs 105
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant 105
Hypertension 104
Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur 103
Cardiac Valve and Other Major Cardiothoracic Procedures 97
Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 94
Nonspecific Cerebrovascular Disorders 91
Atherosclerosis 88
Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy 83
Signs and Symptoms 81
Endovascular Procedures 79
Pulmonary Embolism 75
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections 72
Disorders of Biliary Tract 70
Respiratory Neoplasms 68
Disequilibrium 67
Digestive Malignancy 67
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy 66
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical 66
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence 63
Trauma to the Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast 63
Complications of Treatment 62
Other Respiratory System O.R. Procedures 62
Cardiac Defibrillator Implant 62
Organic Disturbances and Intellectual Disability 59
Peripheral and Cranial Nerve and Other Nervous System Procedures 59
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis 59
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma > 1 Hour 57
Cervical Spinal Fusion 56
Postoperative and Post-Traumatic Infections 55
Craniotomy and Endovascular Intracranial Procedures 55
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders 54
Kidney and Ureter Procedures 54
Disorders of Liver Except Malignancy, Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 54
Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement 53
Stomach, Esophageal and Duodenal Procedures 52
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Procedures 51
Percutaneous Intracardiac Procedures 51
Malignancy of Hepatobiliary System or Pancreas 48
Endocrine Disorders 47
Major Chest Trauma 47
Other O.R. Procedures for Injuries 47
Non-extensive Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 46
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia 45
Major Chest Procedures 45
Coagulation Disorders 45
Angina Pectoris 42
Transurethral Procedures 41
Urinary Stones 40
Postoperative or Post-Traumatic Infections with O.R. Procedure 40
Major Hematological/Immunological Diagnoses Except Sickle Cell Crisis and Coagulation 40
HIV with Major Related Condition 39
Hernia Procedures 39
Back and Neck Procedures, Except Spinal Fusion, or Disc Devices/Neurostimulators 39
Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders Except Upper Limb and Toe 39
Other Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast Procedures 39
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses 39
Peritoneal Adhesiolysis 38
Chemotherapy without Acute Leukemia as Secondary Diagnosis 38
Nonspecific CVA and Precerebral Occlusion without Infarction 37
Bone Diseases and Arthropathies 36
Other Multiple Significant Trauma 36
Ischemic Stroke with Use of Thrombolytic Agent 34
Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion 33
Nervous System Neoplasms 33
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 33
Cardiac Pacemaker Revision Except Device Replacement 33
Other Respiratory System Diagnoses 32
Wound Debridement and Skin Graft Except Hand, for Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders 31
Interstitial Lung Disease 31
Peptic Ulcer 31
Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity 31
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures 30
Pleural Effusion 30
Craniotomy with Major Device Implant or Acute Complex CNS PDX 28
Skin Debridement 28
Other Circulatory O.R. Procedures 27
Extracranial Procedures 27
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures without Coronary Artery Stent 27
Appendectomy 25
Cardiac Congenital and Valvular Disorders 25
Skin Ulcers 24
Osteomyelitis 23
Procedures for Obesity 23
Pneumothorax 23
Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 23
Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 22
Tendonitis, Myositis and Bursitis 21
Viral Illness 21
Biopsies of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 21
Allergic Reactions 20
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Non-Malignancy 20
Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infection 20
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 19
Headaches 19
OTHER CARDIOTHORACIC PROCEDURES 19
Limb Reattachment, Hip and Femur Procedures for Multiple Significant Trauma 19
Pancreas, Liver and Shunt Procedures 19
Knee Procedures 18
Inflammation of the Male Reproductive System 18
Other Digestive System O.R. Procedures 18
Dental and Oral Diseases 18
Concussion 18
Cardiac Arrest, Unexplained 17
Shoulder, Elbow or Forearm Procedures, Except Major Joint Procedures 17
Soft Tissue Procedures 17
Connective Tissue Disorders 16
Acute Adjustment Reaction and Psychosocial Dysfunction 16
Aortic and Heart Assist Procedures 16
Other Injury, Poisoning and Toxic Effect Diagnoses 16
Other Ear,Nose,Mouth and Throat Diagnoses 16
Amputation of Lower Limb for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 15
Major Esophageal Disorders 14
Transurethral Prostatectomy 14
Epistaxis 14
Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebellar Ataxia 14
Respiratory Signs and Symptoms 14
Other Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Procedures 14
Traumatic Injury 13
Amputation for Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders 12
Upper Limb and Toe Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders 12
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence, Left AMA 12
Kidney and Urinary Tract Signs and Symptoms 12
Other Disorders of the Eye 12
CESAREAN SECTION 11
Kidney and Urinary Tract Neoplasms 11
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia with Other Procedure 11
Depressive Neuroses 11