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Northern Montana Health Care, Havre, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Pneumonia Hospitalizations in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Oct 15 2019

Northern Montana Health Care, Havre, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Pneumonia Hospitalizations in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) for Pneumonia Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.


Copper Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Butte, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Oct 15 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Copper Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Butte, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Sepsis patients in Montana.


Partners In Home Care Hospice is among the top ranked Hospices in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Hospices Oct 15 2019

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


Frontier Home Health and Hospice is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies within 100 miles from Helena, MT based on Case Volume
In Montana Home Health Agencies Oct 15 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 shows that Frontier Home Health and Hospice is among the top ranked home health agencies within 100 miles from Helena, MT based on episodes with visits at a Home Health Agency. Case Volume and experience is often associated with better quality outcomes.


DR. WALTER G GRAVES is among the top ranked Coronary Bypass surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Oct 15 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Jan 2013 to Dec 2017 shows that DR. WALTER G GRAVES 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 Colorectal surgeries at Kalispell Regional Healthcare?
In Montana Hospitals Oct 11 2019

Where are patients getting readmitted after Colorectal surgeries at Kalispell Regional Healthcare?. Dexur analyzed 2013-2017 Medicare claims data for Colorectal 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.


Avantara Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Renal Failure patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Oct 11 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Avantara Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Renal Failure patients in Montana.


Spectrum Home Health is among the top ranked Home Health Agencies in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Home Health Agencies Oct 11 2019

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


DR. MICHAEL A. MORONE is among the top ranked Spine surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Oct 11 2019

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


Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Oct 08 2019

Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Case Volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations in Montana. Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by case volume for Diabetes Hospitalizations


Gallatin Rest Home is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Montana based on Hospital Readmission Rates
In Montana Nursing Homes Oct 08 2019

Dexur's analysis of Medicare claims data from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 shows that Gallatin Rest Home is among the top ranked nursing homes in Montana 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.


Partners In Home Care Hospice, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Oct 08 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Partners In Home Care Hospice, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana.


What Hospitals Refer Patients to St. John's United Home Health & Hospice, Billings?
In Montana Home Health Agencies Oct 08 2019

Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 to understand which hospitals refer patients to St. John's United Home Health & Hospice, Billings. This information helps patients and hospital quality outcomes professionals be better informed and improve quality outcomes.


DR. STEVEN FISCHER is among the top ranked Hip & Knee Replacement surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Oct 08 2019

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


Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Spine Surgeries in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Oct 04 2019

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Highest Revenue Per Day for Spine Surgeries in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Revenue per Day for Spine 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).


St. John's Lutheran Ministries is among the top ranked Nursing Homes in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Nursing Homes Oct 04 2019

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


Hospice of St. Peters Comm Hospice, Helena, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Oct 04 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 Sepsis patients in Montana.


Partners In Home Care, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana
In Montana Home Health Agencies Oct 04 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Partners In Home Care, Missoula, MT is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana.


DR. SCOTT A. SAMPLE is among the top ranked Stent surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Oct 04 2019

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


The Health Center, Kalispell, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Montana
In Montana Hospitals Oct 01 2019

The Health Center, Kalispell, MT is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest LOS for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries in Montana. Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals by Length of Stay (LOS) 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.


Avantara Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Montana
In Montana Nursing Homes Oct 01 2019

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims and found that Avantara Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Nursing Homes in handling Hip & Knee Replacement patients in Montana.


Benefis Peace Hospice of Montana, Great Falls, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana
In Montana Hospices Oct 01 2019

Dexur analyzed Jan 2016 to Dec 2018 Medicare claims and found that Benefis Peace Hospice of Montana, Great Falls, MT is among the most experienced Hospices in handling Heart Failure patients in Montana.


Compassus Home Health - Billings, Billings, MT is among the most experienced Home Health Agencies in handling Sepsis patients in Montana
In Montana Home Health Agencies Oct 01 2019

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


DR. MICHAEL JOSEPH ZEHNPFENNIG is among the top ranked Cholecystectomy surgeons in Montana based on Case Volume
In Montana Surgeons Oct 01 2019

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