Hip/Knee Arthroplasty Complications

The hip/knee arthroplasty complication measure includes Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries aged 65 or older and assesses the occurrence of significant medical and/or surgical complications within seven to 90 days, depending upon the complication, after the date of admission for hip/knee arthroplasty. CMS began publicly reporting the hip/knee arthroplasty complication measure in 2013 and it will become part of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program in 2019.

Hip/knee arthroplasty complication measure results are updated annually. As part of ongoing measure surveillance, analyses that provide a comprehensive overview of national performance on the measure or investigate select hospital practices that may impact hospital performance are conducted.

2017 Measure Reporting Period Results

2016 Measure Reporting Period Results

2015 Measure Reporting Period Results