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Efficiency/Cost of Care

The “Spending per Hospital Patient with Medicare” measure shows whether Medicare spends more, less or about the same per Medicare patient treated in a specific hospital, compared to how much Medicare spends per patient nationally. 1 = Medicare spends about the same amount at JMCGH as it does nationally. Higher than 1 = Medicare spends more at this hospital than it does nationally. Lower than 1 = Medicare spends less at this hospital than it does nationally.

Jan 2016 — Dec 2016
U.S. National AverageJMCGH Hospital Compare Data
Medicare Spending per Beneficiary0.981.07

The above data is from CMS Hospital Compare.


The payment measures add up all payments made for care starting the day the patient enters the hospital and continuing for the next 30 days. This can include payments made to the hospital, doctor’s office, skilled nursing facility, hospice, as well as patient co-pays made during this time. Payments can be from Medicare, other health insurers, or the patients themselves. Looking at how payments vary is one way to see differences in how hospitals and other healthcare providers care for patients.

July 2014 — June 2017
U.S. National AverageJMCGH Hospital Compare Data
Payment for heart attack patients$23,745$23,694
Payment for heart failure patients$16,951$16,632
Payment for hip/knee replacements$21,953$24,661
Payment for pneumonia patients$18,616$17,415

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For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.