Geisinger, Medacta launch lifetime guarantee for knee replacements: 4 details

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 14, 2019 | Print  |

Medacta partnered with Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger to launch a program that will deliver a lifetime guarantee for knee replacement patients.

 

Four things to know:

1. The new program replicates the lifetime guarantee hip program Medacta initiated in 2018 and become part of Geisinger's ProvenRecovery portfolio. The new program covers the full cost of care for Geisinger Health Plan members who undergo knee replacement surgery and ensure future reimbursement for treatment patients incur over their lifetime.

2. The two companies will share implant costs and hospital fees proportionally. Medacta products used in the program include the MyKnee patient-matched cutting blocks, which uses preoperative planning through 3D reconstruction. The program also includes GMK Efficiency single use instruments.

3. The guarantee extends to patients as long as they are on the Geisinger Health Plan and receive treatment by Geisinger providers.

4. Geisinger first launched ProvenCare in 2006 to use evidence-based bundles that would adopt a fixed per-case rate for the episode of care, including 90-days after surgery. The health system currently has ProvenCare programs for hip fracture, total hip and knee replacement and lumbar spine surgery.

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