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Methodist Hospital’s Top Referring Home Health Care is Capitol Home Health

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 24, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 reveals that Capitol Home Health of San Antonio ranked first in the list of home health cares that were referred by Methodist Hospital in Texas. Out of the 7,955 referrals made by Methodist Hospital for the period above, Capitol Home Health was referred for 569 of them, earning them a referral rate of 7.15%.

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Barnes Jewish Hospital was BJC Home Care Services’ top-referring hospital from from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 24, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims for the period between October 2016 and September 2019 and listed the top-referral hospitals of home health agencies across different states in the U.S. Their study revealed that among the list of hospitals that referred the most number of users to BJC Home Care Services, Barnes Jewish Hospital ranked first, accounting for a total of 3,443 episodes during the period. In fact, between October 2018 and September 2019 alone, they accounted for 941 episodes of the home health agency. Ranking second and third in this respect are Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Christian Hospital Northeast. While the former contributed 2,408 episodes, the latter made up a total of 1,044 episodes, during the period mentioned above.

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St. Bernard Hospital Registers the Lowest SNF Discharge Rate in Illinois for DRG 871 from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 23, 2020

Dexur analyzed the Medicare Claims data from Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 and found that St. Bernard Hospital recorded the lowest Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rate of 10.31 in Illinois for DRG 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis Without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019.

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Total Episode Market Share of Genesis Visiting Nurses Association in Scott County, IA, decreased by 11.14% in Q2 2019, against Q2 2016

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 23, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data with respect to Genesis Visiting Nurses Association for the period between Q2 2016 and Q2 2019 and revealed that when compared to Q2 2016, in Q2 2019, the facility observed an 11.14% decrease in total episode market share in Scott County, Iowa. Post-2016, Genesis’ market share in Scott County has seen a steady fall; from 72.88% in Q2 2016, it decreased to 66.85% in Q2 2017 and 64.82% in Q2 2018. Finally, for the same quarter in 2019, the agency’s market share touched 61.74%. Despite such a fall in market share, Genesis Visiting Nurses Association still remains the top-ranking facility in Scott County. In fact, they secured the highest market share in eight other counties, including Rock Island County and Clinton County. Other facilities that lead in Scott County, in terms of market share, include Kindred at Home and UnityPoint at Home.

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Greencroft Goshen Healthcare ranks as the #1 SNF in the United States in terms of Readmission Rate

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By: Sruthy Iype  Mar. 23, 2020

Dexur analyzed the Medicare Claims data for the period between October 2016 to September 2019 and listed the top skilled nursing care facilities in the country based on hospital readmission rates. Greencroft Goshen Healthcare, Indiana, ranks first in this study with the least readmissions rate for this period. To improve the quality of health care services in the country, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiated programs for penalizing health care providers that recorded high hospital 30 Day-readmission rates.

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Wellstar Community Hospice, GA, witnessed a 6.9% decrease in its Revenue per User quality outcome

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 23, 2020

In a recent analysis, Dexur studied Medicare Claims data of the hospices located in Georgia. The primary metric used for the evaluation was revenue per user. The information in the report will help healthcare professionals understand market position and dynamics better, and subsequently, plan their operational growth strategies.

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Encompass Home Health of Idaho witnessed a sharp decrease in Revenue per Episode: 28.05% fall in three years

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 23, 2020

Dexur studied Medicare Claims data for the second quarter from 2016 to 2019 and released information regarding different home health agencies in the U.S. The analysis revealed that Encompass Home Health of Idaho witnessed a considerable decrease in their revenue per episode in Q2 2019 when compared to the same quarter in 2016. While the revenue per episode of the agency in Q2 2016 was $3,650, by Q2 2019, this amount decreased by 28.05%, to $2,626. In fact, post-2016, the revenue generated, per episode, saw a consistent decrease; from $3,650 in Q2 2016, it reduced to $3,240 in Q2 2017, and further, in Q2 2018, it fell to $3,042. The total episodes recorded for the same period show a mixed trend; while it increased from 776 in Q2 2016 to 961 by Q2 2017, post-2018, there was a significant fall in the total episodes. While in Q2 2018, the agency recorded a total of 1,126 episodes, this became 591 by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

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Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s Inpatient Market Share in Ventura County Increased by 8.55% form Q3 2016 to Q3 2019

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 revealed that Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s market share increased by 8.55% from 25.72% in Q3 2016 to 27.92% in Q3 2019, also recording the highest market share in Ventura County. Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center treated 1,508 patients in Ventura County, which predominates the market share with 27.92 percent.

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Arkansas Hospice receives the most number of referrals from CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Hospital

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By: Minerva Panigrahi  Mar. 20, 2020

A Dexur study of Medicare Claims data from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 cataloged the top referral hospitals for Arkansas Hospice, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. It was observed from the analysis that CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Hospital has the highest referral market share in the hospice, comprising 70.77% in Q3 2019, with 46 users in Arkansas Hospice. Despite a veritable plunge in market share from Q3 2016 to Q3 2019 by 10.78%, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Hospital, nonetheless, occupied the largest referral market share in Arkansas Hospice.

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18.33% increase observed in the Total Episodes of AT Home Care, VA

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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 20, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data for the second quarter, from 2016 to 2019, and revealed that AT Home Care in Richmond, Virginia, witnessed an 18.33% rise in their episode volume in Q2 2019, as compared to Q2 2016. While the total episodes at the facility were 1,282 in Q2 2016, by the same quarter in 2019, it increased to 1,517.

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