The average cost of a knee replacement in Maryland is $29,059*
But it should be less.
* Based on 2014/2015 Commercial Insurance Provider data

Lowest cost among listed hospitals:
Highest cost among listed hospitals:

That's a pretty big difference.

This difference is mainly due to the difference in inpatient facility costs across hospitals.

Let's talk about that.

Paying more doesn’t mean better care. Sometimes prices are just higher. Not only that, the overall cost of a knee replacement can be higher because of .

Average total costs by hospital:

Expected Care

The care you expect to pay for during a knee replacement:

  • Consultation before surgery
  • Radiology and lab tests
  • Surgery
  • Nursing care after surgery
  • Doctor visit after discharge
  • Physical therapy
  • Home health visits
  • Crutches

Potentially Avoidable Complications

The care you don't expect to pay for during a knee replacement:

  • Infection at the operation site
  • Pressure ulcers or bed sores
  • Clots in leg veins
  • Re-operation to adjust joint

For example, getting an infection in the hospital is a and can add as much as $20,000 to the cost of a single patient's care.

 
Cost for
Typical Care
Cost for potentially avoidable
complications
Average Total Cost

Can't find your hospital?

Hospitals are listed if they had a certain number of of care that took place within the specific timeframe and population studied. Read more...

Here's another way to look at

events can also be used to produce a quality performance measure for each hospital. The rate is the share of a hospital's patient that included one or more complications. Read more about potentially avoidable complications...

  • Each circle represents a physician, hospital, or health system
  • * Size represents the number of patients treated

Higher cost physicians, hospitals, and health systems don't necessarily provide higher quality care, and lower cost physicians, hospitals, and health systems don't necessarily provide lower quality care. Read more about potentially avoidable complications...

Rising costs and affect everyone in Maryland.

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