Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cox Branson among best in nation for patient outcomes

Cox Medical Center Branson has scored more than 15 points higher than the state and national average in patient outcomes, according to the most recently released Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Performance Reports. Nationally, this puts Cox Branson in the top tier of all hospitals participating in VBP. VBP patient outcomes includes heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, hospital-acquired infections.

“Great patient outcomes is ultimately the goal for every hospital,” said Cox Branson Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services Lynne Yaggy. “We strive to have the friendliest care, a beautiful facility and great service, but when you or a loved one is ill, you want to know that hospital has a great track record for patient outcomes and at Cox Branson we have that proven track record. These results validate what I’ve believed for a long time - Cox Branson is the best for those who need us.”

The VBP Program is a relatively new system used by Medicare to reward hospitals that provide high-quality care for their patients. The scores are based on information collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

During 2014, Cox Branson also scored in the top decile (i.e., top 10 percent of all hospitals) in several areas of process, patient experience, patient outcomes and efficiency. Nationally, this places Cox Branson among the highest performing organizations.

Because of this high level of performance, Cox Branson will receive an incentive payment from Medicare for the entire next federal fiscal year.