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Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Skin Infections Hospitalizations in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospitals Nov 21 2019

Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Skin Infections Hospitalizations in Kentucky. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals 30 Day Readmission Rates for Skin Infections Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Place Rehabilitation, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Nursing Homes Nov 21 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Place Rehabilitation, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky.


Hospice of Hope, Maysville, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospices Nov 21 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Hospice of Hope, Maysville, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky.


DR. HARIKRISHNAN DAMODARAN-NAIR is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Surgeons Nov 21 2019

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


Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS in ICU for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Hospitalizations in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospitals Nov 14 2019

Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS in ICU for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Hospitalizations in Kentucky. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) in the ICU for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Christian Health Center is among the top ranked Nursing Homes within 25 miles from Bowling Green, KY based on Hospital Readmission Rates
In Kentucky Nursing Homes Nov 14 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Christian Health Center is among the top ranked nursing homes within 25 miles from Bowling Green, KY with the lowest hospital readmission rates. CMS has initiated new programs to measure readmissions when a patient is discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and then readmitted back to any hospital within 30 days of the original discharge. Patient outcomes and financial penalties are associated with these hospital readmission metrics.


Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Somerset, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospices Nov 14 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Somerset, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky.


Lifeline Health Care of Pulaski, Somerset, KY is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Pulmonary Embolism patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Home Health Agencies Nov 14 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Lifeline Health Care of Pulaski, Somerset, KY is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Pulmonary Embolism patients in Kentucky.


DR. ROBERT E DARNELL is among the top ranked Cholecystectomy surgeons in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Surgeons Nov 14 2019

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


TrisStar Greenview Regional Hospital is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries within 100 miles of Bowling Green, KY
In Kentucky Hospitals Nov 18 2019

TrisStar Greenview Regional Hospital is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries within 100 miles of Bowling Green, KY. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by the percentage of Hospitalizations that were discharged to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Glen Ridge Health Campus, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Nursing Homes Nov 18 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Glen Ridge Health Campus, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Kentucky.


Community Hospice, Ashland, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospices Nov 18 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Community Hospice, Ashland, KY is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Kentucky.


Baptist Health Louisville Home Care, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Coronary Bypass patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Home Health Agencies Nov 18 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Baptist Health Louisville Home Care, Louisville, KY is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Coronary Bypass patients in Kentucky.


DR. DERMOT P HALPIN is among the top ranked Coronary Bypass surgeons in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Surgeons Nov 18 2019

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


Where are patients getting readmitted after Stent surgeries at Saint Joseph East?
In Kentucky Hospitals Nov 07 2019

Where are patients getting readmitted after Stent surgeries at Saint Joseph East?. Dexur analyzed 2016-2018 Medicare claims data for Stent to see which hospitals receive these readmitted patients. This patient leakage data helps doctors understand how other hospitals affect their patient's safety and hospital's revenue.


Diversicare of Fulton, Fulton, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Psychoses patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Nursing Homes Nov 07 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Diversicare of Fulton, Fulton, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Psychoses patients in Kentucky.


St. Claire Medical Center Home Health is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Home Health Agencies Nov 07 2019

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


DR. KENNETH BRANDON STRENGE is among the top ranked Spine surgeons in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Surgeons Nov 07 2019

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


Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Coronary Bypass Surgeries in Kentucky
In Kentucky Hospitals Nov 04 2019

Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, KY is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Coronary Bypass Surgeries in Kentucky. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Coronary Bypass Surgeries. 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).


Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Skin Infections patients in Kentucky
In Kentucky Nursing Homes Nov 04 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro, KY is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Skin Infections patients in Kentucky.


DR. RICHARD A SWEET is among the top ranked Hip & Knee Replacement surgeons in Kentucky based on Case Volume
In Kentucky Surgeons Nov 04 2019

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