Geisinger announced late last week that it will provide—with support from devicemaker Medacta International—unlimited free follow-up care to its plan members who undergo hip replacement surgery by one of its providers.
Geisinger to offer unlimited, free follow-up care to hip replacement surgery patients
Geisinger partnered with orthopedic medical-device maker Medacta to proportionally share in the costs for any follow-up care patients may require in their lifetimes as a result of hip replacement surgery, including any device costs as well as hospital costs.
The offering is the first-of-its-kind for an integrated delivery system, and supports the transition to value-based payment, said Dr. Michael Suk, chair of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute and Geisinger's orthopedic surgery department.
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