A reporter from Modern Healthcare interviewed Adam Rana, MD, AAHKS Advocacy Committee Chair, regarding the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model, which attempts to achieve cost savings by bundling payment for joint replacement. Specifically, they discussed how the CJR model could contribute to improvements in joint replacement care for vulnerable patient groups like those with Alzheimer’s and dementia by allowing the physician to identify and mediate risk factors ahead of surgery. The article covers a study hypothesizing that the model could increase disparities for beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s. Read the full article here (subscription required).

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