At the Metroplex Center for Joint Replacement, we believe you are the key to a successful recovery.
Annually, over 400,000 people undergo total joint replacement surgery. Primary candidates are individuals with chronic joint pain from arthritis that interferes with daily activities, walking, exercise, leisure, recreation, and work. The surgery aims to relieve pain, restore your independence and return you to work and other daily activities.
Our goal is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program.
The Metroplex Joint Care team includes:
- Care Coordinator
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
The center’s staff is specifically trained to work on the unit because of their expertise; positive, upbeat nature; and high motivational skills.
An important aspect our program is that participants are students, not patients. Each student chooses a coach—usually a family member, friend, or loved one—who is an active participant in their care before, during, and after discharge from the hospital.
Coaches learn the program right along with their loved one and provide encouragement and support every step of the way.
Both student and coach are required to attend a pre-operative class one to two weeks before surgery. In the class, they meet their joint care team and learn about the procedure in detail, including what to expect in the hospital and how to care for oneself after discharge. The joint care coordinator oversees the student’s entire stay, and is their resource before, during, and after discharge.
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program
Metroplex is participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. The program is a new payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements under Medicare, with the goal of supporting better and more efficient care coordination for patients undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries.
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model continues to pay providers under existing payment systems, but holds hospitals responsible for the quality and costs of the initial procedure through 90 days after the patient is discharged. Through the CJR program, CMS expects improved coordination of care among hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers – from surgery to recovery –to benefit patients and result in better outcomes and fewer complications.