The Minnesota Health Action Group has created a Total Joint Replacement Purchaser’s Guide to help employers increase the value of supply-sensitive care1 that is subject to overuse or inappropriate use. The information in this Guide provides an outline of work the Action Group and some of its members did to address total joint replacement surgery.
To read or download this guide, click here.
1Supply-sensitive care includes services that are overused because of the supply of providers such as hospital beds, physician specialists, imaging equipment etc. available in a particular area or region of the country. According to the Dartmouth Atlas Project, supply-sensitive care varies widely across the U.S.