What percentage of knee, hip surgeries are outpatient? State-by-state breakdown

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released a report outlining trends in planned hip and knee replacement surgeries, which are increasing in the U.S.

 

The report examined Blue Cross Blue Shield member data from 2010 to 2017 for patients who underwent total and partial hip and knee replacement procedures. The report found a 14 percent increase in overall spending for knee and hip replacements, as well as a trend toward outpatient procedures, where the cost savings ranged from 30 percent to 40 percent.

Within the report, BCBS broke down the percent of outpatient hip and knee procedures by state. Here is the outcome, based on procedures performed in 2017:

Outpatient knee procedures

0-4.9 percent
Idaho
South Dakota
Nebraska
Kansas
Oklahoma
Alabama
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Massachusetts

5-9.9 percent
North Dakota
New Mexico
Arizona
Texas
Missouri
Arkansas
Louisiana
Tennessee
Virginia
Delaware
New Jersey
New York
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Maine

10-19.9 percent
Oregon
Washington
California
Nevada
Utah
Montana
Wyoming
Iowa
Wisconsin
Illinois
Michigan
West Virginia
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Florida
New Hampshire

20-30+ percent
Colorado
Minnesota
Indiana
Ohio
Kentucky
Mississippi
Georgia
Alaska
Hawaii

Outpatient hip procedures

0-4.9 percent
Idaho
New Mexico
Arizona
South Dakota
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Michigan
Alabama
Maine
Vermont
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Delaware
Kansas

5-9.99 percent
Washington
California
Utah
North Dakota
Iowa
Missouri
Tennessee
Florida
North Carolina
Maryland
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New Hampshire

10-19.9 percent
Oregon
Nevada
Montana
Wyoming
Wisconsin
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Ohio
West Virginia
Georgia
South Carolina
Hawaii

20-30+ percent
Colorado
Minnesota
Mississippi
Alaska

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