UPMC Williamsport, Evangelical Community Hospital, and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital have the best value outcomes for Sepsis in Williamsport, PA

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Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data of hospitals within a 50-mile radius of Williamsport, PA, to rank them based on value outcomes for Sepsis.

best value outcomes for Sepsis in Williamsport, PA
“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 50-mile radius of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, showed that UPMC Williamsport, Evangelical Community Hospital, and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital 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, including the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home, and ED costs. The total cost of care data helps patients make appropriate choices and helps local ACOs such as Keystone ACO make appropriate referrals 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.

UPMC Williamsport’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $23,121 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,921 and the average rehospitalization cost was $6,972. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $21,910. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $788.

Evangelical Community Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $23,673 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $10,088 and the average rehospitalization cost was $7,675. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $23,757. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $961.

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital’s total cost of care over a 90-day episode was $26,834 (for the period between July 2016 to June 2019). The index hospitalization cost was $15,058 and the average rehospitalization cost was $6,210. The cost per rehospitalization was at an average of $19,667. Meanwhile, the average ED costs per hospitalization (when ED is involved) was $704.

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