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The Great Plains QIN team strives to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. We work with partners and community coalitions to identify areas for improvement, which include reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, including those caused by high-risk medications related to adverse drug events, improving medication safety and overall better care coordination.

The Great Plains QIN team of data analysts created a report for North Dakota and South Dakota and included community-level data sets. We have recently updated these reports with Q1 2023 data.

Please take the time to review these reports to help identify opportunities for improvement, address gaps and lend to a reduction in avoidable hospital admissions/re-admissions.

Community-level measures included are:

  • 30-day Hospital Readmission Rate and Trends: The percentage of hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge
  • Acute Care Utilization Rate: Admissions and Emergency Department (ED) Visits (without admission)
  • Hospital Discharge Rate per Location: Home (Community), Home Health, Hospice, and Skilled Nursing Facility
  • 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rate per Discharge Location: As Above
  • Top Five DRG Bundles for Admissions: DRG bundles designated by Great Plains QIN
  • Top Five DRG Bundles for 30-Day Readmissions: DRG bundles designated by Great Plains QIN
  • ED Visits among Super-Utilizers Rate: Rate of emergency department visits per 1,000 Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiary-years among Super-Utilizers. One beneficiary-year is comprised of 12 months of original Medicare enrollment. “Super-Utilizers” are Medicare Beneficiaries who have at least 4 inpatient discharges or at least 5 ED visits, observation stays, and inpatient discharges combined in the 12-month period immediately preceding the performance period.
  • 30-Day Readmissions Rate: Rate of all-cause inpatient readmissions within 30 days after inpatient discharge per 1,000 Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiary-years. One beneficiary-year is comprised of 12 months of original Medicare enrollment.

* Medicare claims fee-for-service data (Q1 2023) is the data source. These measures are not risk adjusted.

For questions on this report, please contact a member of our Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team; visit the Who We Are page for a listing of team members and contact information.