The average cost of a knee replacement in Maryland is
But it should be less.

Lowest cost among listed hospitals:
Highest cost among listed hospitals:
* Based on 2014/2015 Commercial Insurance Provider data

That's a pretty big difference.

Let's talk about that.

Sometimes prices, especially inpatient facility costs, are just higher.
Not only that, the overall cost of a knee replacement can be higher because of .

Show data for: 2014/2015 | 2015/2016

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, called "Potentially Avoidable Complications"

  • 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.

Hospital Name
Cost for care you expect to pay for
Cost for care you don't expect to pay for
Average Total Cost

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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. Readmission rate is also a measure of quality. Read more about potentially avoidable complications and readmission rates.

Show data for: 2014/2015 | 2015/2016

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

Rising costs and affect everyone in Maryland.

Join the Conversation

The Maryland Health Care Commission is providing this cost and quality information so that patients and providers are aware of how cost and quality differs among hospitals.

With this information everyone in Maryland can finally join the statewide conversation that's causing providers to reduce their costs and helping patients make high value choices.

Let's make all health care costs public.

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