Long-Term Care

CJR has launched

MDS 3.0 Insider, April 8, 2016

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On April 1, CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR)-- a major step toward transforming care delivery in Medicare. This model looks to improve care and quality for the most common procedures that Medicare beneficiaries have, hip and knee replacements. In 2014, more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries received a hip or knee replacement, costing more than $7 billion for the hospitalizations alone. Despite the high volume of these surgeries, quality and costs of care for these hip and knee replacement surgeries still vary greatly among providers. For instance, the rate of complications, like infections or implant failures, after surgery can be more than three times higher for procedures performed at some hospitals than at others.


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