How to Understand the CJR Quality Score
Jun15

How to Understand the CJR Quality Score

Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model introduced a new measurement for joint replacement programs, the Composite Quality Score. How this score is calculated is a bit complicated, so here’s a breakdown of how it works:

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5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery
Jun09

5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery

A new article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines payer reform opportunities for spine surgery. The article, written by Jason Scalise, MD, and David Jacofsky, MD, focuses on bundled payments. Here are five key trends from the report:

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Patient Engagement Critical to Bundled Payment Model Success
Jun08

Patient Engagement Critical to Bundled Payment Model Success

Under bundled payment models, healthcare providers take on the clinical and financial risk payers traditionally managed. But providers at OrthoCarolina found that patients also play a major role in improving care quality and decreasing healthcare costs under the value-based reimbursement arrangement.

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Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s, and Walmart Are Directly Buying Health Care for Employees
Jun08

Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s, and Walmart Are Directly Buying Health Care for Employees

Bundled payments in health care have gained favor because they can reduce costs and help improve outcomes. In essence, episodic bundles cover the cost of a patient’s care from start to finish—all the procedures, devices, tests, drugs and services a patient will need for, say, a knee replacement or back surgery.

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Bundled payment models for cardiac care, joint replacement, delayed
May19

Bundled payment models for cardiac care, joint replacement, delayed

The Department of Health and Human Services is further delaying the implementation of bundled payment models that were scheduled to begin on May 20, to January 1, 2018.

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Hospital for Special Surgery partners with Global Healthcare Alliance for bundled payments: 5 things to know
May16

Hospital for Special Surgery partners with Global Healthcare Alliance for bundled payments: 5 things to know

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery partnered with Global Healthcare Alliance on value-based care contracts for musculoskeletal services. Here are five things to know:

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