Total joint replacements increasingly migrating to outpatient setting: 3 insights


By 2025, approximately 15 percent of all primary hip total replacements and 20 percent of all primary knee replacements will be performed in the outpatient setting, according to SG2 Health Care & Hospital System Consultancy.

Total joint replacement surgery has changed significantly in the past 20 years and is increasingly migrating to the outpatient setting, according to ASA Monitor.

Here are three things to know:

1. Increased awareness of appropriate patient selection, patient readiness and financial considerations are driving this change. 

2. In 2014, Medicare TJR payments were estimated to exceed $50,000 per case, paying more than $7 billion in total. Private health plans paid between $26,000 to$40,000 per TJRs nationally in 2016. 

3. By performing TJRs on an outpatient basis, costs can be reduced by at least 20 percent.

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