St Joseph Medical Center, 1717 S J ST, TACOMA, WA, 98405
NPI Number : 1952309098 | Territory Name: NorthWest
IDN: Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)

Talking Points:

  • Incidence Rate: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients have an RBS Incidence rate of 6.59% compared to the national average of 12.39%
  • LOS: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients with RBS have an extra LOS of 8 days
  • ICU LOS: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients with RBS have stay for 6 extra days in the ICU
  • Readmission Rate: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients with RBS have a readmission rate of 46.15% compared to those without RBS of 17.68% which is an excess readmission rate of 28.47%
  • In-Hospital Mortality Rate: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients with RBS have an inhospital rate of 10.34% compared to those without RBS of 2.68% which is an excess inhospital rate of 7.66%
  • Total Cost of Care Per Hospitalization: St Joseph Medical Center Cardiac patients with RBS have an extra cost of care per hospitalization of $24,110 (Difference of $63,957 with RBS and $39,847 without RBS). The total cost of care includes initial Index Hospitalization, Rehospitalization costs, Nursing Home costs, Home Health costs and ED costs. Hospitals are increasingly tracking the total cost of care because of Value-Based Purchasing programs, Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary efficiency efforts, and also the shift to Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models.
April 2017 to Mar 2020 April 2019 to Mar 2020
Hospital Cardiac Procedures (Cardiac Valve & Coronary Bypass) 440 123
RBS Incidence Rate 6.59 % NA
LOS Impact
Avg. LOS Cardiac Procedures 8.12 8.0
Avg. LOS Cardiac Procedures with RBS 15.55 NA
Avg. LOS Cardiac Procedures without RBS 7.59 NA
Avg. LOS Difference with & without RBS 7.96 NA
ICU LOS Impact
Avg. ICU LOS Cardiac Procedures 5.97 5.98
Avg. ICU LOS Cardiac Procedures with RBS 11.66 NA
Avg. ICU LOS Cardiac Procedures without RBS 5.56 NA
Avg. ICU LOS Difference with & without RBS 6.1 NA
30 Day Readmission Rate Impact*
30 Day Readmission Rate Cardiac Procedures 19.43 % 17.95 %
30 Day Readmission Rate Cardiac Procedures with RBS 46.15 % NA
30 Day Readmission Rate Cardiac Procedures without RBS 17.68 % NA
30 Day Readmission Rate Difference with & without RBS 28.47 % NA
In-Hospital Mortality Rate Impact
In-Hospital Mortality Rate Cardiac Procedures 3.18 % 2.44 %
In-Hospital Mortality Rate Cardiac Procedures with RBS 10.34 % NA
In-Hospital Mortality Rate Cardiac Procedures without RBS 2.68 % NA
In-Hospital Mortality Rate Difference with & without RBS 7.66 % NA
90 Day Cost of Care Impact**
90 Day Cost of Care Cardiac Procedures $ 41,544 $ 40,907
90 Day Cost of Care Cardiac Procedures with RBS $ 63,957 NA
90 Day Cost of Care Cardiac Procedures without RBS $ 39,847 NA
Avg. 90 Day Cost of Care per Hospitalization Difference with & without RBS $ 24,110 NA
* Upto Feb 2020 ** Upto Dec 2019
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