June 22, 2017
positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing performance.
Using the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database, researchers analyzed data on total New York State hospital discharges for total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty from 2013 to 2015. Investigators then compared data to information from Hospital Compare, part of the CMS Health Quality Initiative on hospital-acquired conditions, excess readmissions and value-based purchasing. 123 hospitals in New York had participated in the three Medicare pay-for-performance programs that had performed total joint replacements.