Expected to reduce complication rates
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 18, 2017) — Humana Inc. is teaming up with eight orthopedic specialty groups in Indiana and Kentucky on an orthopedic care model for Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement procedures.
Humana’s Total Joint Replacement Episode-Based Model is designed to improve quality, outcomes and cost across a person’s entire joint replacement episode of care. Humana will provide the orthopedic practices with data and analytics needed to better manage all aspects of their patients’ care from diagnosis to recovery. The partnerships are expected to deliver a more coordinated care experience and reduce complication rates and unnecessary readmissions after surgery.
In Kentucky, Humana will work with Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers, Kentucky Bone and Joint Surgeons and Norton Orthopedic Specialists and in Indiana with Fort Wayne Orthopedics, Ortho NorthEast, Orthopaedic Associates Inc., Tri-State Orthopaedics and Unity Healthcare LLC.
Through the new agreements, Humana’s population health capabilities, including patient data and analytics as well as chronic disease management and wellness programs, will complement the integrated care approach that each orthopedic group will employ with Humana members.