VNA Healthtrends is a leading home healthcare provider. The firm has its own clinics and also assists hundreds of patients in nursing homes and long term care facilities, helping make the transition to their homes safely and comfortably so they may recover quickly and enjoy greater health.

Knee & Hip Replacement Model: A Case Study

Hip and knee replacement surgery has changed dramatically in just a few decades. In the 1980s, it was common for a knee replacement patient to stay in the hospital for five days, then move to a rehabilitation facility for a three- to four-week stay.

In the 1990s, changes in Medicare policy influenced a shift away from dedicated rehabilitation facilities and toward skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Nursing homes across the country hurried to add orthopedic recovery services and join the movement, adding a bundle of extra costs to the treatment protocol.


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