At the Starting Line with Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model is set to begin on April 1, 2016. The approaching CJR model performance period has providers in affected markets working to hit the quality score for reconciliation payment eligibility. As value-based reimbursement is something hospitals everywhere will need to eventually embrace, these changes will require a significant departure from business as usual.

HealthTrust is bringing together three of its top medical, sourcing, and technical subject matter experts for an insightful hour of the initial impact CJR has on hospitals’ orthopedic service line. They will also discuss two strategies for moving the needle on performance: 1) build a knowledge base of implants in collaboration with physicians to increase savings; and 2) use patients’ natural affinity for technology to keep them meaningfully engaged with providers to help quantify the “quality” of orthopedic care as defined and financially rewarded by CMS.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
AHRMM 1 Hour from May 11, 2016