St. Vincent's Birmingham, UAB Medical West Hospital, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Birmingham, AL

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Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham, AL, to rank them based on value outcomes for Sepsis.

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“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 Birmingham, AL, showed that St. Vincent's Birmingham, UAB Medical West Hospital, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center had the best value outcomes over a 90 day episode for Sepsis. Dexur’s value analysis tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days and includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. Total cost of care helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs, such as Baptist Physician Alliance ACO LLC, Alabama Physician Network, LLC, and Accountable Care Coalition of Alabama, LLC, make appropriate referral choices. The analysis was risk-adjusted, for alive and non-hospice patients and was done at the DRG level, specifically DRG 871: Septicemia Or Severe Sepsis Without MV>96 Hours With Major Complication Or Comorbidity, to adjust for complications and comorbidities.

St. Vincent's Birmingham’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $21,092 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,109 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $6,507. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $21,075. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $951.

UAB Medical West Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $22,051 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,635 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $7,302. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,145. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $710.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s total cost of care over a 90 day episode was $23,335 (for the period between July 2016 and June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $11,037 and the average rehospitalization cost per hospitalization was $8,157. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $24,597. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $628.

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