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Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Cardiac Arrhythmia Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Oct 11 2019

Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Cardiac Arrhythmia Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Cardiac Arrhythmia 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).


Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Nursing Homes Oct 11 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage 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.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, Juneau?
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Oct 11 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, Juneau. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


DR. CARSON S WEBB is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Oct 11 2019

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


Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Oct 09 2019

Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) 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 Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, Sitka?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Oct 09 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.


1st Choice Home Health Care, Soldotna, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Oct 09 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that 1st Choice Home Health Care, Soldotna, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Alaska.


DR. FRANCES RICHARDSON WILSON is among the top ranked Colorectal surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Oct 09 2019

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


Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Oct 04 2019

Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Anchorage, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals 30 Day Readmission Rates 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.


How long do patients stay in Denali Center, Fairbanks Post Hospital Discharge?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Oct 04 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.


Alaskan Home Health, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Heart Failure patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Oct 04 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 Heart Failure patients in Alaska.


DR. WILLIAM E CURTIS is among the top ranked Coronary Bypass surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Oct 04 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. WILLIAM E CURTIS 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 Highest Case Volume for Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Oct 02 2019

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, 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


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, Sitka?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Oct 02 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, Sitka. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


Maxim Healthcare Services, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Alaska
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Oct 02 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Maxim Healthcare Services, Anchorage, AK is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Alaska.


DR. DAVID A KING is among the top ranked Cholecystectomy surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Oct 02 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. DAVID A KING 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 Highest Revenue Per Day for COPD Hospitalizations in Alaska
In Alaska Hospitals Sep 27 2019

Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center, Ketchikan, AK is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for COPD Hospitalizations in Alaska. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for COPD 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 Heritage Place, Soldotna?
In Alaska Nursing Homes Sep 27 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Heritage Place, Soldotna. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


South Peninsula Hospital HHA is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Home Health Agencies Sep 27 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 shows that South Peninsula Hospital HHA is among the top ranked home health agencies in Alaska based on episodes with visits at a Home Health Agency. Case volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


DR. TIMOTHY KAVANAUGH is among the top ranked Hip & Knee Replacement surgeons in Alaska based on Case Volume
In Alaska Surgeons Sep 27 2019

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