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Revenue per Stay of NHC HealthCare Charleston witnessed a 33.6% fall in Q3 2019 as compared to Q3 2016

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 30, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from 2016 to 2019 revealed a 33.6 percent decline in the revenue per stay recorded for NHC HealthCare Charleston, in Q3 2019 as compared to Q3 2016. The skilled nursing facility that recorded an average revenue of $10,754 per stay in Q3 2016 experienced a significant drop to $7,140 in Q3 2019.

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Agape Hospice, Charleston, SC, registered a two-fold increase in the number of users corresponding to COPD cases

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 27, 2020

Dexur utilized Medicare Claims data from Q3 2017 to Q3 2019 to analyze the most prevalent conditions present in users at the Agape Hospice, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Dexur’s study revealed that, for the same period, the number of users corresponding to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) witnessed an almost two-fold climb during the two years. In Q3 2017, the COPD user count at the hospice was 65. However, by the end of Q3 2019, the figure significantly rose to 145. Moreover, according to the biennial report, the Revenue generated per Day quality outcome also saw a veritable increase of 12.8%.

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Grady Memorial Hospital witnesses a 43.33% Increase in Revenue per Day from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 27, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 reveals that Grady Memorial Hospital and Medical Center saw an increase of 43.33% in its revenue per day from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019. During this period, the revenue rose to $3,635 in Q3 2019 from $2,536 in Q3 2016. Located in Atlanta, GA, the hospital registered a higher revenue per day than national and state averages. In Q3 2019, Georgia’s revenue per day was $2,115, whereas the national average stood at $2,365.

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East Jefferson General Hospital’s Total stays market share in Jefferson County decreased by 6.4 percent in Q3 2019 as compared to Q3 2016

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 27, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims Data from 2016 to 2019, reveals a decrease of 6.4 percent in the total stays market share of East Jefferson General Hospital, Louisiana, in Jefferson County in Q3 2019 against Q3 2016. The graph below presents a steady downward trend for total stays market share of the facility in Jefferson county, accompanied by a similar decreasing trend in total stays recorded as well. While the facility held a total stays market share of 21.94 percent in Jefferson County in the third quarter of 2016, in the corresponding quarter of 2019, this value dropped to 15.50 percent. The total stays listed for the facility during this period also declined by 50 percent from 102 in Q3 2016 to 51 in Q3 2019.

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Baptist Health Home Health Network, AR, ranked first in the state vis-à-vis Case Volume

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 27, 2020

Dexur analysts studied Medicare Claims data for the period between Q4 2016 and Q3 2019 and revealed that with respect to case volume during the period, Baptist Health Home Health Network in Little Rock, Arkansas, ranked first in the state. The agency recorded a total of 6,854 episodes during the period, including 2,137 episodes between Q4 2018 and Q3 2019 alone. Also, among the top-ranking facilities in the state are Elite Home Health in Nashville, Northwest Home Health, and Gentiva Health Services. Between October 2018 and September 2019, these facilities saw a total of 1,946, 1,968, and 1,869 episodes, respectively. Elite Home Health’s branch in Hot Springs also made it to the list, ranking fifth, having recorded 1,717 between Q4 2018 and Q3 2019.

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Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital has the highest referral market share in Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, DE

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 27, 2020

Dexur studied Medicare Claims data from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019, cataloging the top referral hospitals for Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, located in Newark, Delaware. It was noted that Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital had the highest referral market share in the hospice, accounting for 59.78% in Q3 2019, with 162 users in Seasons Hospice. With a rise in market share from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019 by 10.58%, Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital, evidently, enjoyed the largest referral market share in Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Winchester, is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Heart Attack patients in Massachusetts

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 26, 2020

Dexur examined Medicare Claims data between October 2016 and September 2019 to assess the performance of the top skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in the state of Massachusetts with respect to their expertise in handling Heart Attack patients. In the study, the Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center emerged as one among the top-ranked nursing homes in the state in terms of their experience in caring for patients recovering from a Heart Attack. With a total of 32 stays recorded at the facility associated with the condition during this period, Dexur’s analysis ranks the facility, third in Massachusetts, and 47th in the country based on case volume. The number of stays recorded by a health care provider is often considered as a useful metric in assessing its efficiency and quality of care.

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Ambercare Hospice, New Mexico, has the highest expertise in handling Renal Failure cases

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 26, 2020

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) poses a major public health concern, worldwide. Medicare Claims data collected by Dexur indicated that from Oct 2016 to Sep 2019, hospices in the United States registered a count of 60,254 users owing to Renal Failure. For someone with kidney failure, managing comorbidities can be challenging. Therefore, early and timely planning of the appropriate palliative and hospice care program is essential to manage the complex needs of the patient. Dexur’s definitive report listed the most experienced hospices in New Mexico, handling patients diagnosed with end-stage Renal Failure. This information will be helpful for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, to discuss end-of-life options, and prepare for palliative care.

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Abramson Center for Jewish Life is one of the top-ranked SNFs in Pennsylvania vis-à-vis expertise in handling patients post Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic procedures

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 26, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data for the period between October 2016 and September 2019, to list the top-ranking skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania with respect to their experience in caring for patients recovering from Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic procedures. Our study reveals that with a total of 17 stays recorded over a period of three years, Abramson Center for Jewish Life ranks second in the state and 69th in the country for the medical condition. The facility records an average length of stay of 12.76 for the condition during this period, and the associated home discharge rate is 64.71.

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Ohio Living Home Health Greater Toledo is one of the top-ranking home health agencies in Ohio vis-à-vis expertise in handling patients with heart failure

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 26, 2020

Dexur analysts studied Medicare Claims data for the period between October 2016 and September 2019 and released the list of top-ranking home health agencies in the U.S. Their analysis revealed that Ohio Living Home Health Greater Toledo ranked tenth in the state of Ohio, based on case volume associated with heart failure. During the period mentioned above, the agency witnessed 202 episodes corresponding to heart failure and shock, recording a total of 991 visits for the same, between October 2018 and September 2019 alone. This stands to show the facility’s expertise in handling patients diagnosed with heart failure. For the same period, the agency also fared well in terms of total episodes associated with other conditions, including COPD, Renal Failure, and Septicemia.

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