Research finds lowest average cost of hip, knee replacements at 3 New York City hospitals

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Healthcare rankings authority Dexur analyzed Medicare claims for the cost of care over a 90-day period for hip and knee replacements at hospitals in New York City.

Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone's Tisch Hospital demonstrated the lowest cost of care for hip and knee replacements over a 90-day period, which tracks the patient journey from the date of admission. 

The data includes the index hospitalizations, rehospitalization, home health, nursing home and ED costs. 

Researchers found:

Average 90-day cost per hospitalization for total hip and knee replacements:
HSS: $19,970
Lenox Hill Hospital: $25,066
Tisch Hospital: $26,288 

Average nursing home costs per hospitalization:
HSS: $7,695
Lenox Hill Hospital: $13,820
Tisch Hospital: $10,904

Average home health costs per hospitalization:
HSS: $3,888
Lenox Hill Hospital: $3,722
Tisch Hospital: $4,205

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