Medacta and the Geisinger health system extended their lifetime guarantee for total hip and knee replacement surgeries to include revision knees.
This arrangement covers revision surgeries performed for patients with previous knee replacements that have failed, even if the original surgeries were performed outside of the Geisinger health system or with joints from other manufacturers. Geisinger and Medacta will cover the full cost of care associated with eligible revision surgeries over a patient’s lifetime, as long as they remain in the care of a Geisinger provider and are a Geisinger Health Plan member.
Implants used in this pilot program include Medacta's GMK® Revision Knee, part of the company's Mpower Sustainability Solutions initiative focused on delivering products and programs to provide quality care at a reduced cost via value-based healthcare models.
“Medacta made a commitment to elevated patient service when we partnered with Geisinger to become the first orthopedic firm to offer a lifetime guarantee of our products,” said Francesco Siccardi, Medacta CEO. “Today, we go one step further to guarantee our products used on revision knee surgeries as well. Despite the higher risk revision surgeries can pose to patients, we are steadfast in our belief that Medacta-trained surgeons using our implant technologies and state-of-the-art instrumentation deliver superior care, and revision surgeries are no exception.”
In 2018, in association with Medacta, Geisinger became the first health system to offer a lifetime guarantee for eligible total hip replacements. Earlier this year, Geisinger extended the same lifetime guarantee to eligible new knee replacement surgeries.