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Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Nov 20 2019

Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by case volume for Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders Hospitalizations


How long do patients stay in Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, Anchorage Post Hospital Discharge?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Nov 20 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand how long patients stay in nursing homes post Hospital discharge by DRG Group. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


Providence Home Health Care, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Nov 20 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Providence Home Health Care, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska.


DR. SHARON K SCHAEFER is among the top ranked Colorectal surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Nov 20 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. SHARON K SCHAEFER is among the top ranked surgeons in Alaska based on case volume. Research has shown that case volume is associated with better quality outcomes.


What are Alaska Regional Hospital Spine Surgery Patients Being readmitted for?
In Alaska Hospitals Nov 15 2019

What are Alaska Regional Hospital Spine Surgery Patients Being readmitted for?. Dexur analyzed 2016-2018 Medicare claims data and determined of the 605 Spine surgeries at Alaska Regional Hospital, 79 were readmitted which was a readmission rate of 13.06%.


Wildflower Court is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Nursing Homes Nov 15 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Wildflower Court is among the top ranked nursing homes in Alaska based on stays in a skilled nursing facility. Case Volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


Mat-Su Regional Home Health & Hospice, Wasilla, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Nov 15 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Mat-Su Regional Home Health & Hospice, Wasilla, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Alaska.


DR. MADHU PRASAD is among the top ranked Cholecystectomy surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Nov 15 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. MADHU PRASAD is among the top ranked surgeons in Alaska based on case volume. Research has shown that case volume is associated with better quality outcomes.


Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center, Ketchikan, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Nov 13 2019

Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center, Ketchikan, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) for Psychoses Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, Anchorage?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Nov 13 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, Anchorage. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Heart Failure patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Nov 13 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Heart Failure patients in Alaska.


DR. MARK E FLANUM is among the top ranked Spine surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Nov 13 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. MARK E FLANUM is among the top ranked surgeons in Alaska based on case volume. Research has shown that case volume is associated with better quality outcomes.


Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Nov 08 2019

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals 30 Day Readmission Rates for Heart Failure Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


What is the Post Hospital Readmission Rate from Heritage Place, Soldotna?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Nov 08 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand post hospital readmissions via the nursing home. Patients were tracked from the date of hospital discharge back to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and back again to a hospital within 30 days. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to 1st Choice Home Health Care, Soldotna?
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Nov 08 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to 1st Choice Home Health Care, Soldotna. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


DR. RICHARD A ANSCHUETZ is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Nov 08 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. RICHARD A ANSCHUETZ is among the top ranked surgeons in Alaska based on case volume. Research has shown that case volume is associated with better quality outcomes.


Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Sepsis Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Nov 06 2019

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Sepsis Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Sepsis Hospitalizations. Revenue per day is calculated by summing all Medicare revenue and dividing by the total patient days in the hospital. Optimizing for revenue per day can promote the triple aim of better care, better health, and lower cost. Since, revenue from Medicare is risk adjusted at the DRG level, fewer days in the hospital for a fixed DRG payment can lead to lower cost to the hospital (higher revenue per day) and better patient experience (fewer patient-days in hospital).


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Providence Health & Services Alaska, Anchorage?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Nov 06 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Providence Health & Services Alaska, Anchorage. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


Alaskan Home Health, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Nov 06 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Alaskan Home Health, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska.


DR. DOUGLAS PREVOST is among the top ranked Hip & Knee Replacement surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Nov 06 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. DOUGLAS PREVOST is among the top ranked surgeons in Alaska based on case volume. Research has shown that case volume is associated with better quality outcomes.