Powering Value-Based Care – ValidCare™ Expands Offering and Impact

Centennial, CO., October 17, 2016  – ValidCare, the industry’s premier surgical patient experience network announces today the expansion of their proprietary digital health platform to include surgical CareTracks™ for patients undergoing lower extremity total joint (i.e., total hip and total knee), spine and general surgical procedures.

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April Fools? CJR incentivizes Hospitals to be PRO’s at Surgical Patient Experience

April 1st marks the start of the five-year, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundled payment model from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare patients undergoing hip or knee joint replacement surgery. Hospitals in 67 MSAs will join their peers currently participating in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative.

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ValidCare, LLC partners with Marcia Friesen & Associates to help hospitals succeed in the New CJR Bundled Payment Program

ValidCare, LLC (Centennial, CO), the industry’s only patient experience network for surgical patients is excited to announce its partnership with Marcia Friesen & Associates, LLC (Chicago, IL), a global healthcare consulting firm specializing in customized orthopedic and healthcare solutions.

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CJR is Coming…Are You Ready?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is effectively implementing a strategy to shift Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) payments to alternative reimbursement models. CMS proposed the first mandatory bundled payment model, i.e. the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) in July as a 5-Year Program CY2016-2020.

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