The Impact of Discharge Disposition on Episode-of-Care Reimbursement After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.

@article{Sabeh2017TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Discharge Disposition on Episode-of-Care Reimbursement After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.},
  author={Karim G Sabeh and Samuel Rosas and Leonard T. Buller and Martin W. Roche and Victor Hugo Baltazar Hernandez},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={
          2969-2973
        }
}
BACKGROUND Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) accounts for more Medicare expenditure than any other inpatient procedure. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model was introduced to decrease cost and improve quality in TJA. The largest portion of episode-of-care costs occurs after discharge. This study sought to quantify the cost variation of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) according to discharge disposition. METHODS The Medicare and Humana claims databases were used to extract… CONTINUE READING
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