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Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Colorectal Surgeries in Maine
In Maine Hospitals Aug 19 2019

Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Colorectal Surgeries in Maine. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) for Colorectal Surgeries. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Greenwood Center is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Maine based on Hospital Readmission Rates
In Maine Nursing Homes Aug 19 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Greenwood Center is among the top ranked nursing homes in Maine 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.


Compassus - Greater Maine is among the top ranked Hospices in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Hospices Aug 19 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 shows that Compassus - Greater Maine is among the top ranked hospices in Maine based on users who stays at a Hospice. Case volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Community Health & Counseling Services, Bangor?
In Maine Home Health Agencies Aug 19 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Community Health & Counseling Services, Bangor. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


DR. JOHN B WAHLIG is among the top ranked Spine surgeons in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Surgeons Aug 19 2019

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


St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Spine Surgeries in Maine
In Maine Hospitals Aug 15 2019

St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Spine Surgeries in Maine. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by case volume for Spine Surgeries


Cove's Edge is among the top ranked Nursing Homes within 25 miles from Damariscotta, ME based on Case Volume
In Maine Nursing Homes Aug 15 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Cove's Edge is among the top ranked nursing homes within 25 miles from Damariscotta, ME based on stays in a skilled nursing facility. Case Volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Chans Hospice Care, Brunswick?
In Maine Hospices Aug 15 2019

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


Chans Home Health Care is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Home Health Agencies Aug 15 2019

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


DR. PAUL WELDNER is among the top ranked Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic surgeons in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Surgeons Aug 15 2019

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


Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Cholecystectomy Surgeries in Maine
In Maine Hospitals Aug 12 2019

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Cholecystectomy Surgeries in Maine. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Cholecystectomy 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).


How long do patients stay in Marshwood Center, Lewiston Post Hospital Discharge?
In Maine Nursing Homes Aug 12 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.


Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company is among the top ranked Hospices in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Hospices Aug 12 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 shows that Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company is among the top ranked hospices in Maine based on users who stays at a Hospice. Case volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Kindred at Home, Bangor?
In Maine Home Health Agencies Aug 12 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Kindred at Home, Bangor. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


DR. MICHAEL MASON is among the top ranked Colorectal surgeons in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Surgeons Aug 12 2019

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


Mainegeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Maine
In Maine Hospitals Aug 08 2019

Mainegeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Maine. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 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.


Gorham House is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Maine based on Hospital Readmission Rates
In Maine Nursing Homes Aug 08 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Gorham House is among the top ranked nursing homes in Maine 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.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company, Bangor?
In Maine Hospices Aug 08 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company, Bangor. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


Amedisys Home Health is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Home Health Agencies Aug 08 2019

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


DR. MARY C. FAHRENBACH is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Surgeons Aug 08 2019

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


York Hospital, York, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Colorectal Surgeries in Maine
In Maine Hospitals Aug 05 2019

York Hospital, York, ME is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Colorectal Surgeries in Maine. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) for Colorectal Surgeries. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Durgin Pines is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Nursing Homes Aug 05 2019

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


Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company is among the top ranked Hospices in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Hospices Aug 05 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 shows that Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company is among the top ranked hospices in Maine based on users who stays at a Hospice. Case volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to York Hospital Home Care, York?
In Maine Home Health Agencies Aug 05 2019

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


DR. JEFFREY P. THURLOW is among the top ranked Cholecystectomy surgeons in Maine based on Case Volume
In Maine Surgeons Aug 05 2019

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


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