In late April, Colorado PERA Executive Director Gregory W. Smith was interviewed by Dr. Jay Want, Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). The topic of the discussion (which you may view on YouTube here) is PERA’s innovative approach to hip and knee replacement surgeries with the PERACare Select Program for participants in the PERACare Anthem PPO pre-Medicare plan.
The cost for performing these two relatively common procedures can vary widely. The key takeaway from the podcast: by partnering with skilled orthopedic surgeons at Denver metro HealthONE health care facilities and eliminating out-of-pocket costs, thousands of dollars are saved for both retirees and the PERACare plan.
To learn more about the PERACare Select Program, please see this information.