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Animas Surgical Hospital and Mercy Regional Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Hip and Knee Replacement in Durango, CO

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By: Parvathy Rajagopal  Aug. 25, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Durango, Colorado, showed that Animas Surgical Hospital and Mercy Regional Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Hip & Knee replacement. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 470: Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complication or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital and Baptist Health Paducah have the best value outcomes for COPD in Paducah, KY

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 24, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Paducah, Kentucky, showed that Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital and Baptist Health Paducah had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for COPD. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 190: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complication or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Cyramza is used more in the treatment of Lung Cancer compared to Gastric, Esophageal, Colorectal, and Liver Cancer

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By: Sruthy Iype  Aug. 24, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare claims data showed that Cyramza was used more in the treatment of patients with lung cancer, as compared to gastric, esophageal, colorectal, and liver cancer. The analysis looked at the J code (J9308) usage of the drug among Medicare patients* who received outpatient care between Jan and Dec 2019. The analysis also looks at the average claims per patient data, which is a proxy for the number of injections / IV infusions / doses administered to a patient.

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CHI Health Good Samaritan and Kearney Regional Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Kearney, NE

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 24, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Kearney, Nebraska, showed that CHI Health Good Samaritan and Kearney Regional Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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SwedishAmerican, Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Rockford, IL

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 21, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Rockford, Illinois, showed that SwedishAmerican, Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Thomas Memorial Hospital and CAMC General Hospital have the best value outcome for Sepsis in Charleston, West Virginia

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By: Parvathy Rajagopal  Aug. 21, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Charleston, West Virginia, showed that Thomas Memorial Hospital, and CAMC General Hospital had the best value outcomes over a 90-day episode for Sepsis. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days, including the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as CAMC Health Care Network LLC., make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Galesburg Cottage Hospital and OSF St. Mary Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Galesburg, IL

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 21, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Galesburg, Illinois, showed that Galesburg Cottage Hospital and OSF St. Mary Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without MV >96 Hours with Major Complication or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Grandview Medical Center, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, and St. Vincent's Birmingham have the best value outcomes for COPD in Birmingham, AL

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Birmingham, Alabama, showed that Grandview Medical Center, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, and St. Vincent's Birmingham had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for COPD. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs, such as Baptist Physician Alliance ACO LLC, Alabama Physician Network, LLC, and Accountable Care Coalition of Alabama, LLC, make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 190: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complication or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery and Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Hip and Knee Replacement in Lima, OH

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By: Neha Thomas  Aug. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 10-mile radius of Lima, Ohio, showed that Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery and Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Hip & Knee replacement. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 470: Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complication or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

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Kyprolis and Velcade have 14 to 16 claims per patient per year for Multiple Myeloma compared to Darzalex and Empliciti which have 9 claims

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By: Sruthy Iype  Aug. 20, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare claims data showed that on an average, Kyprolis and Velcade have 14 to 16 claims per patient per year for Multiple Myeloma (MM) compared to Darzalex and Empliciti which have 9 claims per patient. The analysis was based on a sample of Medicare patients between Jan 2019 and Dec 2019, and looked at the J code usage of the drugs for the condition.The number of claims per patient data is a proxy for the number of injections / IV infusions / doses required by a patient. The study also tries to contrast the usage of these medications across three diagnosis categories- MM patients who have not achieved remission (C9000), MM patients in remission (C9001), and MM patients in relapse (C9002).

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