The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 32, Issue 6, 1717 - 1719

It Is a Brave New World: Alternative Payment Models and Value Creation in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Chen, Kevin K. et al.
Hip Knee

Background

The increasing cost of our country’s healthcare is not sustainable. To address this crisis, the federal government is transiting healthcare reimbursement from the traditional volume-based system to a value-based system. As such, increasing healthcare value has become an essential point of discussion for all healthcare stakeholders.

Methods

The purpose of this study is to discuss the importance of healthcare value as a means to achieve this goal of value-based medicine and 3 methods to create value in total joint arthroplasty.

Results

These methods are to: (1) improve outcomes greater than the increased costs to achieve this improvement, (2) decrease costs without affecting outcomes, and (3) decrease costs while simultaneously improving outcomes.

Conclusion

Following these guidelines will help practitioners thrive in a bundled care environment.


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