Hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are some of the most frequently performed in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that upward of 400,000 procedures were performed in 2014, resulting in excess of $7 billion in care costs. CMS estimates the average Medicare expenditure for surgery, hospitalization, and recovery ranges from $16,500 to $33,000 across geographic areas.
Centers of excellence
Innovating access to high quality care
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