Total Joint Replacement: Discharge Options

Your Discharge Options

Home with Outpatient Therapy

• Therapy sessions are three times per week for about 45 minutes.

• Find a facility that contracts with your insurance.

• Schedule your first appointment one to two days after discharge
   from hospital.

• Arrange for someone to drive you to therapy sessions.

• Once you make your first appointment, call your surgeon's office.
   Provide them with the outpatient facility name. They will
   send the surgeon's therapy orders to the facility.

• Know your co-pays for outpatient therapy.


Home with Home Health Care (HHC)

• Therapy sessions are three times per week for about 45 minutes.

• Some surgeons have a nurse come out as well as a therapist.

• Care Management at the hospital will set up the HHC through your
   insurance company.

• Know your co-pays for home health care. There are separate co-pays
   for the nurse and therapist.


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