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.

Together, ValidCare and Friesen combine proprietary technology and value based care models to improve a surgical patient’s experience and a provider’s network performance.

Almost 800 hospitals in 67 MSA’s across the country are included in the CJR Bundled Payment Program. CJR program participants will be rewarded for year over year cost and quality improvements from the date of surgery plus 90 days.

“We are excited to bring together our experience with the ValidCare experts in ‘real-time’ care coordination, PRO and network analytics to offer our customers a comprehensive business solution for CJR.” – Marcia Friesen, President, Marcia Friesen & Associates, LLC

The CJR program starts April 1, 2016 and participating hospitals can earn 2 quality points for successful submission of “Patient Reported Outcomes” (PRO) in the first six months without downside risk. Thereafter, PRO will be a quality performance measure for all participants. Many of the elements of the CJR program can be implemented to improve care for patients not covered by Medicare.

As innovators in the design of orthopedic delivery systems, Marcia Friesen & Associates, LLC and ValidCare, LLC together will help our customers to achieve the goals of the CJR program and optimize their performance in the program to deliver an Exceptional Patient Experience.


“Our partnership will transform the healthcare industry by enabling hospitals to successfully transition to patent-centered, value-based models, like CJR. Hospitals have a great opportunity to access “near real-time” patient feedback to improve the patient experience vs. their peers. ” – Patrick McCarthy, CEO, ValidCare


For more information about the strategic partnership and how we can help you implement a successful CJR Bundled Payment program, please contact Rodney Nuss at ValidCare or Marcia Friesen at Marcia Friesen & Associates (see below).

About ValidCare:

ValidCare, LLC is a global digital healthcare and services company based in Colorado. The company enables providers to deliver exceptional patient centered care to surgical patients and compare their performance vs. their peers in near real time using its proprietary, app and web-based “Patient Engagement Network” and patient centered care models.

Contact Information:


Marcia Friesen, RN, BS, FAIHQ, FACHE



Phone: 312.285.1574                                                


Rodney Nuss



Phone: 720-326-8087 or 844-VALIDCARE