St. Joseph Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and Catholic Medical Center have the Best Value Outcomes for COPD in Manchester, NH

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Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Manchester, NH, to rank them based on value outcomes for COPD.

Best Value Outcomes for COPD in Manchester, NH
“Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalization, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs.”

Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Manchester, NH, showed that St. Joseph Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and Catholic Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90-day episode for COPD. The episode of care tracks a patient journey from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as NH Value Care ACO, LLC, and SolutionHealth ACO LLC to make appropriate referrals choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 190: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Major Complication Or Comorbidity (MCC), to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

St. Joseph Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $16,457 (for the period of July 2016 and June 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $7,601 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $5,573. The rehospitalization cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $15,587. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,375.

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $18,064 (for the period of July 2016 and June 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $8,283 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $6,148. The rehospitalization cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $16,170. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,304.

Catholic Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $18,761 (for the period of July 2016 and June 2019). The Index hospitalization cost was $7,850 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,224. The rehospitalization cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $18,285. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $1,076.

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