The Comprehensive Care for Joint
Replacement (CJR) model is CMS’s first
mandatory bundled payment program. It
holds hospitals accountable for managing
outcomes across a 90-day episode of
care for two common Medicare inpatient
surgeries—hip and knee replacements.
As of fall 2016, CJR is live in 67 markets.
CMS can mandate this program on a
broader scale, and industry experts
expect a greater expansion of bundled
payment programs across the country.
Now that organizations are—or may soon
be—on the hook for financial and quality
outcomes in and beyond the hospital,
they should prioritize updating their
current joint replacement care pathway.
Consider these five strategies to reduce
variation across the joint replacement
care episode, and then access our Joint Replacement Pathway Toolkit to find
implementation guidance and resources.
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