Geisinger, Medacta Collaborate on ProvenCare Total Hip Program

By Julie A. Vetalice

Geisinger and Medacta are launching a first-of-its-kind pilot program to provide a Geisinger Health Plan member with an unlimited timeframe for future surgical care and costs following total hip replacement.

Geisinger and Medacta will proportionally share all device and hospital costs—including hospital care and device replacement for future revisions—while the patient remains with the Geisinger Health Plan and is treated by Geisinger providers.

Geisinger introduced ProvenCare in 2006, and in 2014, launched ProvenCare Hip Fracture, Total Hip, Total Knee and Lumbar Spine. The program re-engineers care using evidence-based "bundles" and adoption of a fixed per-case rate that covers preadmission, inpatient and follow-up, including all complications 90 days post-procedure. Geisinger serves >3 million members throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Sources: Geisinger and Medacta International; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

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