January 12, 2024

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital rated in top 10% of facilities in the U.S.

An exterior photo of the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, 5115 N. Biltmore Lane in Madison, Wis.

Cited for effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered care

MADISON, Wis. – UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% of rehabilitation hospitals, according to Netsmart Technologies.

The rankings presented in the Netsmart PEM Version 2 Report Card were determined by a Netsmart program evaluation model. It provides facilities with a composite performance score and percentile ranking drawn from more than 80% of all inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the country.

The ranking reflects the compassion and dedication the staff and providers at the hospital have for their patients, according to Kenneth Bowman, CEO, UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

“Helping our patients get back to good health is at the center of everything we do,” he said. “I could not be prouder of everyone who works to support our hospital.”

The Netsmart report card uses the indicators of efficiency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument, a reporting tool for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program.

The goal of the report card is to recognize high-performing facilities for quality care that is timely and patient-centered, according to Stephanie Stockton, senior data analyst in the Analytical Services Group at Netsmart.

“The leadership, staff and care providers at UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital have demonstrated their commitment to providing efficient and exceptional patient care, and we are delighted to present them with this esteemed ranking,” she said.

This is the 16th year that these rankings have been issued to inpatient rehabilitation facilities. The original PEM Report Card was developed by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, the organization that created the nation’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, as part of a proactive solution to the 2006 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine to the United States Congress that every Medicare provider be reimbursed on a pay-for-performance basis.

Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, which was acquired by Netsmart in 2022, actively collaborates with industry leaders to establish and promote best practices, Stockton said.

The PEM Version 2 Report Card ranks 861 qualifying inpatient rehabilitation facilities and built upon the success of the original version, replacing certain effectiveness indicators with quality measures that were similar in natures and used in measuring inpatient rehabilitation facility performance in the Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program.

The data used for this report was based on 12 months of data drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. This report used data from rehabilitation cases discharged between October 2022 and September 2023. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each facility was assigned a percentile rank from 0 to 100 relative to the other qualifying inpatient rehabilitation facility subscribers in the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation database.

Located at 5115 N. Biltmore Lane, the 58,000-square-foot, 50-bed UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient care. The hospital provides specialized programming for patients who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other major conditions.

The rehabilitation hospital is a partnership between UW Health and UnityPoint Health – Meriter.