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Can a shift in payment models impact the quality of care?

With the number of hip and knee replacement surgeries "growing by leaps and bounds," Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette interviews Amit Kumar about his study on hospital participation in value-based programs (Bundled Payments for Care Improvement and Comprehensive Care for Join Replacement) and the initiation of early rehabilitation. Although hospital participation was associated with higher rates of timely access to home health care and patients had lower 90-day hospital readmission rates, the results this study provide a stepping stone and an opportunity for CMS to analyze the cost of care and patient-centered outcomes. Kumar is co-author of the article "Association Between Hospital Participation in Value-Based Programs and Timely Initiation of Post-Acute Home Health Care, Functional Recovery, and Hospital Readmission after Joint Replacement."

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Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is editor-in-chief of PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal.

Amit Kumar, MPH, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, College of Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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