Improving pathways for total hip and knee joint replacement has become a top strategic priority for many organizations. This isn't a new issue, but there is new urgency: The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundled payments program puts more pressure on organizations to control increasing costs by reducing clinical variation.
Inpatient leaders must look beyond the four walls of the hospital and take a cross-continuum view to tackle this issue. Our toolkit supports you in two ways: first, we help you build an infrastructure to improve, then we guide you through implementing updated strategies that will optimize your joint replacement pathway.
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Phase 1: Establish an infrastructure to support improvement