Joint Commission Certification Boosts Joint Replacement Business at Three Hospitals
Accelero Health Partners, June 13, 2009
Joint replacement programs create a considerable advantage for hospitals, especially those that develop centers of excellence and organize their joint business within the musculoskeletal service line. According to research by Accelero Health Partners, total joint replacements represented approximately 31% of U.S. inpatient musculoskeletal cases in 2007 and 34% of total inpatient musculoskeletal contribution margin. With hospitals often competing for patients and specialists in this profit center, it is important to offer competitive advantages. One way to do this is by attaining The Joint Commission's gold seal of approval: Disease Specific Care Certification.