The Orthopedic Institute of PA performed Total hip and knee replacements on patients of the Pennsylvania Employee Benefits Trust Fund (PEBTF) as part of a year-long trial in an attempt to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The results were published nationally by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute HCI3. The results can be summed up by HIC3’s comment: “what OIP pulled off is impressive.”
Patient satisfaction remained high, while costs were reduced by $4,189 per patient. Due to more effective pain management and advanced rehabilitation programs, hospital stays were shorter and more patients were discharged safely to the comfort of their own homes rather than to inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
HCI3 describes the excellent results as due to “the rather dramatic care process improvements achieved.”
Congratulations to our surgeons at The Orthopedic Institute of PA!
For additional information about the ‘The PEBTF Total Joint Bundled Payment Pilot: A Best Practices Summary’, check out HCI3’s Case Study online at: http://www.hci3.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/PEBTF-Case-Study.pdf.