Humana launches orthopedic value-based care model with 8 specialty groups in Kentucky, Indiana

Louisville, Ky.-based Humana and eight orthopedic specialty groups in Kentucky and Indiana are instating a value-based care model for Humana's Medicare Advantage members receiving total hip or knee joint replacements.

The payer's Total Joint Replacement Episode-Based Model aims to reduce readmissions and cost while improving care quality. The eight orthopedic groups in Kentucky and Indiana will join 12 orthopedic groups in Ohio and Tennessee that entered the model in 2016.  

The following specialty groups will be included in the model.

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers in Kentucky
  • Fort Wayne (Ind.) Orthopedics
  • Kentucky Bone and Joint Surgeons in Lexington
  • Norton Orthopedic Specialists in Louisville, Ky.
  • Ortho NorthEast in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Orthopaedic Associates in Indiana
  • Tri-State Orthopaedics in Evansville, Ind.
  • Unity Healthcare in Lafayette, Ind.

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