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Here are 15 notes on total joint replacements. 1. A growing number of United States residents are living with a large joint replacement. In 2014, 4.7 million people were living with an artificial knee and 2.5 million were living with an artificial hip, according to research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American […]

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If recent trends continue, the cost of cancer care in the United States will reach $172.8 billion in 2020, a 39% increase from 2010, according to a 2011 study from the National Cancer Institute. The government is responding with several new payment models, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, and the […]

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In a push to support more efficient care for beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing bundled payments and quality metrics for numerous clinical episodes, including hip and knee replacement surgeries. At the Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care, Kelly C. Price outlined the fundamentals of the Comprehensive Care for Joint […]

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Since July of 2016, 190 practices have been engaged in the Oncology Care Model (OCM), a Medicare pilot that seeks to change the way cancer care is provided and reimbursed in the United States. OCM is an example of a bundled payment program, a condition-specific model in which providers accept financial risk for the totality […]

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In April, CMS released the fourth data feed from the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. The CJR is CMS’ first mandatory bundled payment initiative, with a focus on hip and knee replacements. This data feed covered episodes beginning in the second quarter of 2016 through early 2017. Initially, CMS released data feed quarterly, but […]

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DataGen’s Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics, Kelly Price, was featured in an article from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review: Bundled payments are emerging as an increasingly important element of the healthcare industry’s shift from volume- to value-based care, as CMS seeks to lower healthcare expenditures and providers aim to achieve the […]

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What the Initial Data Will—and Won’t—Reveal Launched on April 1, 2016, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model is the first mandatory bundled payment program from CMS. Affecting more than 750 hospitals in 67 markets, CJR creates a host of new challenges and opportunities for participants. To ensure that they are getting the most […]

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