CQ Roll Call cited a study released this week that found 60 percent of hospitals participating in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which begins today, could face penalties based on their cost performance. According to the study, “roughly 800 hospitals will be at risk for all Medicare spending associated with hip and knee replacements and any charges within 90 days of discharge, otherwise known as an episode of care.” Full story.
- “Medicare opens new push on hip, knee replacement in effort to follow patients more closely, head off complications,” U.S. News & World Report
- “Medicare Opens New Push on Hip, Knee Replacement,” ABC News
- “Rep. Price Introduces HIP Act to Delay CJR,” AAHKS news release