The Adult Arthroplasty Service at UF Health Orthopaedics has achieved the highest possible quality category for its care of Medicare patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. This distinction is achieved by a small number of the >800 hospitals nationally participating in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program who demonstrate sustained excellence, over years, in patient care and outcomes throughout these major surgeries.
Surgeons within the division of Adult Arthroplasty have overseen optimization of multidisciplinary care involving all the very capable teams involved in every facet of care. These efforts have helped patients to recover more quickly at home, require less narcotic pain medications, and have lower complication rates, emergency room visits, readmissions and reoperations, while improving patient satisfaction and outcomes.
The Arthroplasty division has been invited to present their work at two national CMS Webinars to share best practices related to this multidisciplinary care redesign as well as opioid reduction. Congratulations to the entire team!