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.
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.
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.
When it comes to transforming healthcare delivery, I’m reminded of Evel Knievel and his fan fared leap over the Snake River Canyon; a jump so big that not even the world’s greatest daredevil could successfully conquer it. But who could really deny the need for improving healthcare? Who could argue against new healthcare policy that champions the ideals of the Triple Aim?