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Dec 1, 2014 3:10:42 PM

Total hip replacement, also known as hip arthoplasty, is a common orthopedic procedure. While not as common as knee surgeries, it is expected to become even common as the population ages.

More than 332,000 total hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is also becoming increasingly common in younger patients, reports the Chicago Tribune. Oftentimes these younger hip replacement candidates are living with pain, such as arthritis. In order to regain their active lifestyles, these younger adults opt for joint replacement surgery.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, patients aged 45-64 accounted for 42 percent of total hip replacement surgeries by 2011.

Additionally, beginning in FY 2015, unplanned readmissions (30-day) are now being estimated by CMS as this category is now considered for the Hospital Reductions Readmissions Program.

Definitive Healthcare tracks 2,680 providers that have completed hip replacement procedures in 2013.

This data can be found in Definitive Healthcare’s “Hospital Analytics” portion of their hospital database, more specifically their All-Payor Inpatient Procedures by Providers, and searched via ICD-9 Code 8151, “Total Hip Replacement.”

Here is a look of the top 10 providers of hip replacements by the estimated number of total procedures:

1.  Hospital for Special Surgery (NY) – 4,076
2.  New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NC) – 3,761
3.  New England Baptist Hospital (MA) – 2,083
4.  Swedish Medical Center – First Hill Campus (WA) – 1,832
5.  Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester (Methodist Hospital) (MN) – 1,449
6.  NYU Langone Medical Center – Tisch Hospital (NY) – 1,333
7.  Norton Hospital (KY) – 1,314
8.  Providence St. Johns Health Center (CA) – 1,215
9.  Morristown Medical Center (NJ) – 1,189
10.  Hoag Orthopedic Institute Irvine (CA) – 1,174

All ten hospitals are classified as short-term acute care hospitals.  These ten hospitals are also spread across the country, with only two states being duplicates, Providence St. Johns Health Center and Hoag Orthopedic, both of which are based out of the state of California and Hospital for Special Surgery and NYU Langone, for which these two are based out of New York.

For this ICD-9 Code, California was ranked the number one state for total hip replacements for both All-Payor Procedures and Medicare Procedures. The estimated number of total procedures for the state of California in 2013 was 32,413 according to Definitive Healthcare. New York ranked third for this procedure with an estimated 22,624 of total procedures.

Medicare Data is from 2013 Medicare SAF (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013). All-Payor estimates are based on Definitive Healthcare’s calculations and algorithms.

For more information on CMS’s Hospital Redamissions Reductions Program, check out Definitive Healthcare’s recent posts:


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