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Blog posts tagged with CJR

  • 4 tips for home care agencies taking on bundled payments

    Martha Thorne
    February 23, 2016

    Near the end of 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) published its final rule for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), a bundled-payment model for hip and knee surgeries. CMS has signaled that there will be more of these programs as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care. Unlike other bundled-payment models, this program is not optional. Read more…

  • What the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) rule means for hospitals

    Matthew Fusan
    December 01, 2015

    On November 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) published the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)* final rule, marking a significant milestone in the advancement toward value-based care. “Today, we are embarking on one of the most important steps we will take to improve the quality and value of care for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have hip and knee replacements through Medicare every year,” said Sylvia Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Services. Read more…

  • The reality of CCJR: Understanding new risks facing hospitals

    Jeff Goldstein
    October 14, 2015

    The projected debut of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Model is less than three months away, and it represents an entirely new approach for care and cost management. Affected hospitals are beginning to realize that the financial, operational and clinical risk they are responsible for managing is a much larger task than they had originally envisaged. When the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) first proposed the program, CMS wanted to Read more…

  • What is the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) program?

    Jeff Goldsteinjeff
    September 29, 2015

    In July 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the proposed CCJR program, a five-year initiative for addressing bundled inpatient and outpatient payments for patients who have lower-extremity joint replacement surgeries. Read more…

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