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Saint Mary’s Hospital, CT, Witnesses a Drop of 24.01% in LOS from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019 for DRG 189

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 26, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 revealed that Saint Mary’s Hospital saw a decrease of 24.01% in Length of Stay (LOS) for DRG 189: Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019. Saint Mary’s Hospital registered a LOS of 3.48 in Q3 2019, with a decrease of 24.01% from 4.58 in Q4 2016. During the same period, the hospital’s LOS was lesser than the state and national averages of 5.53 and 5.59, respectively. In Connecticut, the LOS decreased by 9.78% from 6.13 in Q3 2016 to 5.53 in Q3 2019. For the same duration, the national LOS dropped by 12.65% from 6.4 in Q4 2016 to 5.59 in Q3 2019.

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Frontier Home Health and Hospice ranked first in Montana for Episode Volume

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data for the period between October 2016 and September 2019. This research revealed the top-ranking home health agencies in Montana, in terms of total episode volume, including physical therapy visits, occupational therapy visits, speech-language pathology visits, clinical social worker visits, and home health aide visits. According to the report, Frontier Home Health and Hospice in Helena ranked first in the state of Montana, recording a total of 3,596 agency episodes during the same period. Between October 2018 to September 2019 alone, they saw 1,085 episodes.

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Angels Care Home Health observed a 13.53% increase in Total Episode Market Share in Cowley County, KS

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur analysts studied the variations in total episode market share of home health agencies across the U.S. and revealed quarterly data for Q1 2014 to Q3 2019. Post the analysis, Dexur reported that in comparison to Q2 2016, the total episode market share of Angels Care Home Health in Chanute, Kansas, in Cowley County increased by 13.53% in Q2 2019. In Q2 2016, the agency saw a total of 141 episodes in the county, which corresponds to 52.62% market share. For the same quarter in 2019, the total number of episodes increased to 166 and the corresponding market share to 66.14%. Interestingly, both in terms of total episodes and market share, the facility observed a downward trend post-2016 till 2018; the market share decreased, though marginally, in 2017 and 2018, to 52.53% and 50.77%, respectively. Nevertheless, it saw a sharp increase in the subsequent year.

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Presbyterian Hospital contributed the highest number of stays to Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque between October 2016 to September 2019

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur analyzed the Medicare Claims data between October 2016 and September 2019 to list the top ten hospitals that contributed the highest number of stays to Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque. During this period, the study revealed that Presbyterian Hospital accounted for the maximum number of stays at the skilled nursing facility located in New Mexico. By referring a total of 901 stays during the three years, the hospital’s referrals constitute almost 39 percent of the total stays recorded at the facility. Between October 2018 and September 2019 alone, the nursing home registered 351 stays from Presbyterian Hospital, which constitutes an overwhelming share of 44.5 percent of the total stays during this period.

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The Revenue per Day quality outcome of VITAS Healthcare, Dallas, TX, increased by 8%

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data to bring out a comprehensive report on hospices located in Texas. The metric used for the evaluation was Revenue per Day, and the period taken into consideration was from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019. The information gathered in the study will enable healthcare professionals and patients to get a holistic understanding of market position and dynamics.

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Huntsville Hospital, AL, Witnessed a decrease of 48.82% in SNF Discharge Rates from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 for DRG 470

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 revealed that Huntsville Hospital, AL, saw a decrease of 48.82% in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Discharge Rate for DRG 470: Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity Without Major Complication or Comorbidity from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019. The SNF discharge rate decreased from 34.96 in Q3 2016 to 17.89 in Q3 2019. Huntsville Hospital’s SNF discharge rate was lesser than Alabama’s at 21.37% for Q3 2019. The national SNF discharge rate at 20.24 was higher than Huntsville Hospital for the same quarter.

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McLaren Health Care launches billboard campaign in Michigan showcasing Dexur's top ranking of Dr. Cherukuri

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 24, 2020

McLaren Bay Region has announced Dr. Ramesh Cherukuri has been ranked No. 1 in all of Michigan with Most Experience in Coronary Bypass Surgeries by Dexur, a data-driven hospital and healthcare news and research organization. "We are honored Dr. Cherukuri has been recognized with this prestigious ranking" says Clarence Sevillian, Regional CEO, at McLaren. "When our patients choose McLaren for their cardiac care, we want them to be assured that our experienced medical teams are doing what's best when they need it the most.

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Transylvania Regional Hospital records the lowest LOS for Hip & Knee Replacement Patients in North Carolina

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 24, 2020

Dexur utilized Medicare Claims data from October 2016 to September 2019 to list the top 10 skilled nursing facilities recording the least Length of Stay (LOS) for Hip & Knee Replacement patients in the state of North Carolina. The study revealed that Transylvania Regional Hospital, Brevard, recorded the lowest value for the average length of stay for the condition during this period. Length of Stay serves as a critical metric to assess the quality of service provided by the health care provider. Generally, a facility that records a shorter length of stay for a medical condition is considered to possess better care efficiency in handling that condition.

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Village Care Center at John Knox Village is the most experienced nursing home in handling Sepsis patients in Missouri

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 24, 2020

Dexur examined Medicare Claims data from October 2016 to September 2019 to analyze the performance of the top skilled nursing facilities in the state of Missouri with respect to their expertise in handling Sepsis patients. The study revealed that the Village Care Center at John Knox Village recorded the highest number of stays for the condition during this period. Total Stays serves as a useful metric in assessing the quality of service provided by a health service provider as it reflects the experience possessed by the facility in handling a particular medical condition.

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The Revenue per Day at the Physician's Choice Hospice, OK, corresponding to ICD I10 increased by 6.42%

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 24, 2020

An analysis of the Medicare Claims data by Dexur listed the top ICD Codes in Physician's Choice Hospice located in Edmond, Oklahoma, for the period Q3 2016 to Q3 2019. In this comprehensive analysis, it was observed that there had been a 6.42% increase in the Revenue generated per Day quality outcome corresponding to ICD I10, which is related to Essential (primary) hypertension. According to the report, in Q3 2016, there were 137 users at Physician's Choice Hospice corresponding to the ICD I10. By the end of Q3 2019, the number significantly rose to 354 users. Evidently, there is an almost three-fold rise in the user volume over the three years. The concise report provides pertinent information to healthcare professionals as well as patients so that they can make an informed decision when choosing the right hospice.

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