Patient Engagement Technology an Innovative Tool for Healthcare Industry, End User Market Trends and Analysis – (Pricing, Replacement Trends, Selection Criteria, and Buying Behavior)
ValidCare works with hospitals to prepare and navigate the challenges of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. We can help you with the complex nature of this program and make it relatively simple to understand and implement.
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.
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.
Telehealth is arguably one of the best tools available to help lower hospital readmission rates, and it should be more widely leveraged because readmissions aren’t dropping as fast as many stakeholders would like.
If so, you are not alone… Over 1,200 hospitals are in the same boat despite their best efforts. Typically, symptoms (e.g., site infection, prosthetic issues, etc…) leading to unplanned readmissions occur outside the clinical environment leaving the care team blind until the patient shows up in the Emergency Department.
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.
For hospitals and physician group practices (PGPs) comfortable enough to adopt a “wait and see strategy” towards bundled payments, consider the early results of two awardee conveners in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI), Model 2, Bundle Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative.
Physicians are schooled to be data-driven, objective problems solvers. From the early days of medical school, teaching the practice of medicine has involved deductive reasoning, problem solving and using data to help drive our thought-process and make decisions.