Journal of Health Care and Research
Article Type: Original Article
J Health Care and Research. 2021 Apr 26;2(1):63-69
Bernard Pettingill, Jr.1*
1Consulting Economist, 93 Sandbourne Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Corresponding Author: Bernard F. Pettingill, Jr., Ph.D. ORCID iD
Address: Consulting Economist, #93 Sandbourne Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, USA.
Received date: 06 March 2021; Accepted date: 16 April 2021; Published date: 26 April 2021
Citation: Pettingill B. Why Orthopedic Surgery for Elderly Indicates that the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model should be Universally Adopted. J Health Care and Research. 2021 Apr 26;2(1):63-69.
Copyright © 2021 Pettingill B. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Arthritis, Bankruptcy, Medicare, Diagnostic Related Groups, Reimbursement, Government Support, Joint Replacements
Arthritis is the disease that kills the fewest but cripples the most. With the aging of the population in the United States and the antiquated DRG reimbursement system for hospital surgical intervention, it is inevitable that the Medicare assistant will bankrupt itself prior to the proposed bankruptcy date of 2026 if changes are not made. It may change would be to insist that the system in Maryland for reimbursement to hospitals for essential joint replacement surgery of the elderly be adapted nationwide.