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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Patient Engagement: Addressing Revenue Leaks Before They Flood

Advancements in Patient Engagement technologies are emerging to drive focused improvement within the surgical episode of care. Coordination of Care is driving improved profitability through reduced readmissions and better outcomes. As government mandates on Quality emerge for Provider consideration and reaction, improving Patient Experience and Reported Outcomes will become a primary concern for many Healthcare Executives.

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CJR – The Race to 30%!

In January, Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell announced ambitious goals to transition Medicare hospital and physician payments from the fee-for-service structure towards value-based payments.  The first goal was to achieve 30% of payments through alternate payment models like ACOs and bundled payments by 2016. Among many programs, one strategy to achieve this target was the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model announced in July.

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