Total Joint Replacement
Spotlight on: Total Joint Replacement
The Minnesota Health Action Group has created a Total Joint Replacement Purchaser’s Guide to help employers increase the value of supply-sensitive care1 that is subject to overuse or inappropriate use. The information in this Guide provides an outline of work the Action Group and some of its members did to address total joint replacement surgery. The next Guide to be developed will focus on the high cost of specialty prescription drugs.
For access to this member-exclusive guide, click here.
1Supply-sensitive care includes services that are overused because of the supply of providers such as hospital beds, physician specialists, imaging equipment etc. available in a particular area or region of the country. According to the Dartmouth Atlas Project, supply-sensitive care varies widely across the U.S.