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The Health Center, Kalispell, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Dec 13 2019

The Health Center, Kalispell, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest SNF Discharge Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 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.


St. John's United, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Highest Discharge to Home Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Dec 13 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that St. John's United, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Highest Discharge to Home Rates for Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Montana. Nursing Homes rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups stays based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Compassus Hospice Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Dec 13 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Compassus Hospice Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Helena?
In Montana Home Health Agencies Dec 13 2019

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


DR. CHRISS A MACK is among the top ranked Spine surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Dec 13 2019

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


St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Dec 10 2019

St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by case volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations


Benefis Senior Services, Great Falls, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Dec 10 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Benefis Senior Services, Great Falls, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana.


Hospice of St. Peters Comm Hospice, Helena, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Dec 10 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Hospice of St. Peters Comm Hospice, Helena, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure patients in Montana.


DR. MICHAEL C REED is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Dec 10 2019

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


St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Colorectal Surgeries in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Dec 06 2019

St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Colorectal Surgeries in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Colorectal 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).


Bella Terra of Billings, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Highest Discharge to Home Rates for Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Dec 06 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Bella Terra of Billings, Billings, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Highest Discharge to Home Rates for Sepsis patients in Montana. Nursing Homes rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups stays based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Senior Independence Of Montana, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Dec 06 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Senior Independence Of Montana, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana.


DR. J. SCOTT MILLIKAN is among the top ranked Coronary Bypass surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Dec 06 2019

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


Montana State Hospital, Warm Springs, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Dec 03 2019

Montana State Hospital, Warm Springs, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Psychoses Hospitalizations in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 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.


Gallatin Rest Home, Bozeman, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Lowest LOS for Hip & Knee Replacement Patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Dec 03 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Gallatin Rest Home, Bozeman, MT is among the top ranked Nursing Homes for the Lowest LOS for Hip & Knee Replacement Patients in Montana. Nursing Homes rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups stays based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


RiverStone Health, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Dec 03 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that RiverStone Health, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana.


Consumer Direct Care Network, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Home Health Agencies Dec 03 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Consumer Direct Care Network, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Montana.


DR. GLENN A WINSLOW is among the top ranked Colorectal surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Dec 03 2019

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


Where are patients getting readmitted after Hip & Knee Replacement surgeries at Northern Montana Health Care?
In Montana Hospitals Nov 29 2019

Where are patients getting readmitted after Hip & Knee Replacement surgeries at Northern Montana Health Care?. Dexur analyzed 2016-2018 Medicare claims data for Hip & Knee Replacement 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.


Apple Rehabilitation Cooney, Helena, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Nov 29 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Apple Rehabilitation Cooney, Helena, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana.


Compassus Hospice Helena, Butte, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Nov 29 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Compassus Hospice Helena, Butte, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Pneumonia patients in Montana.


DR. STEWART MCLENDON LONG is among the top ranked Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Nov 29 2019

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