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Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

Aug 2, 2018/Article

CJR is a payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements (MS-DRG 469 and 470) under Medicare. One track of the CJR model qualifies as an Advanced APM under QPP.

CMS Wants to Scale Back CJR Bundling Program for TKA, THA; Proposes Cancelling Bundle Program for Cardiac Care, Eliminating Expansion...

Aug 16, 2017/News

CMS wants to significantly scale back the knee and hip joint replacement bundled care model and plans to cancel expansion of bundled care models to cardiac care and hip/femur fractures.

Final CMS Bundling Rule Reduces Number of Mandated Participants, Expands Possibilities for PTs

Dec 1, 2017/News

CMS issued a final rule that includes a scaled back knee and hip joint replacement bundled care model and cancellation of a plan to expand bundled care models to cardiac care and hip and femur fractures.

Medicare Bundled Care Programs

Mar 9, 2018/Article

CMS is ramping up its use of bundled care models, including limited use of a mandatory bundling program in some parts of the country.

Alternative Payment Model Contracting Guide

Jun 1, 2017/Article

Get up to speed on terminology, questions to ask yourself, and factors to consider before you develop a contract to participate in an APM.

Separate Studies, Similar Conclusions: Bundling for Knee, Hip Replacement Seems to be Working

Jan 8, 2020/Review

Two studies of bundled care conclude that, at least for lower extremity joint replacement the models seem to be working.

Tracking Changes in the Regulatory Environment

Jun 1, 2017/Column

Updates, tips, and resources.

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

Oct 24, 2011/Clinical Summary

PTs also identify postoperative complications, both in the postoperative period and years later.

Analysis of Hospital System's LE Joint Replacement Bundling Programs Reveals Significant Drop in Expenditures

Feb 14, 2017/Review

If the experience of one hospital system is any indication, facilities have reason to expect overall Medicare expenditures to drop.

Stay on Top of Medicare Changes With Latest APTA Fact Sheets

Feb 5, 2017/News

APTA has resources to help you navigate your way to safe harbor.