VP Client Strategy
With 2017 on the horizon, it’s a great time to evaluate and prepare for the year ahead. One item that should be at the top of your list is how your role is positioned to support your organization’s bundled payment initiatives. CMS has continued to promote its commitment to integrated care delivery and has increasingly taken steps to support the transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value.
CMS’ finalization of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model in 2015 mandated bundled payment for Medicare joint replacement patients at 794 hospitals across the country. This was a strong signal of CMS’ commitment to move forward on episodic payment for joint replacement. Initial results have promoted CMS to recently announce their intent to expand this payment structure across multiple cardiac episodes within 98 markets by next year.
Is your hospital prepared for the transition?
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