The Hip & Knee Replacement Certification (HKRC) Program is offered by DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. and integrates requirements related to the CMS Conditions of Participation for hospitals (CoPs). This certification is valid for 3 years.


HKRCs are designed to recognize excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of Hip and Knee Replacement and related procedures. The certification will mean that a hospital has demonstrated compliance with the DNV GL - Healthcare standard and adherence to guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


The intent of the HKRC is to provide initial diagnostic services, surgical services and therapies related to Hip and Knee Replacement.