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Did you know?

  1. Between 2005 and 2015 the number of knee replacements done in the United States doubled to more than one million.
  2. On April 1, 2016 Medicare initiated “bundled payments” under The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model program for 67 regions in the United States. Payment was approximately $25,565.
  3. “Billed Charges” vary across Wisconsin by a factor of two and “Average Resource Use,” which may be a better indicator of true cost, vary by a factor of 2.5.
  4. If the 15,740 knee replacements whose resource use was greater than Medicare’s Bundled Payment rate of $25,565 were done at a resource use of $25,565 the savings would have been $33,312,756.

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