In part 1 of Demystifying Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) for Healthcare Providers, we will go over the gainsharing policies presented in the rule and discuss its potential opportunities and limits.
We recently updated our website and company messaging and the term “reimagine” resonated loud and clear. So, what do we mean when we say “Reimagine Care”. The term reimagine means to “reinterpret imaginatively”.
I’m on the sidelines watching the movements of every soccer player on the field, anticipating the next sports injury. The game was well into the second half with no injuries and it seemed I would be able to go home early. But then, like a dramatic scene on ER, I see a coach collapse face down on the ground.
The wait and see approach is over. Medicare’s mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) initiative goes live April 1st, 2016. This marks a declarative shift to value based care; officially placing hospitals at financial risk if health systems are unable to deliver good outcomes for patients with hip and knee joint replacements.
Can we really afford 1,000,000 Tai Chi Instructors? According to the CDC, we spend more than $34 billion in direct medical costs each year to treat older adults who have fallen. Those costs are expected to increase exponentially as the baby boomers age.
This month the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has the chance to push forward an innovative and game-changing rule regarding bundled payments for full hip and knee replacements. Many prominent medical societies, includingthe American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), have argued that they should take their time and delay – at least a year.
One of clinicians' greatest fears is that they'll be rendered obsolete by new technology. Could it really happen? The fear of being replaced pierces right through the heart of technology-resistant clinicians, generating notions that something like the Skynet will somehow terminate healthcare providers and replace them with robots that provide patient care.