Three trends making knee and hip replacements more affordable and higher quality

Published January 23, 2019

In 2017, hundreds of thousands of Blue Cross and Blue Shield members under the age of 65 had a knee or hip replacement. The surgery can change lives by reducing pain or improving mobility. It can also cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on where a patient lives and where that surgery takes place. So finding high quality, cost-effective care is critical. Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are developing innovative solutions to empower patients to find the right care.