NAHC to Broadcast Live Web Event: The Medicare Chronic Joint Replacement Program (CJR) — How Does It Affect Home Health Agencies?
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Starting April 1, 2016, the Medicare program institutes a gainsharing/risk payment model focused on complete hip and knee joint replacements performed in almost 800 hospitals in 67 service areas throughout the country. This new model affects all care provided to such patients for 90 days post-surgery, including home health services. If the total cost of care during this 90 day period is lower than the target rate established by CMS, the hospital will have the opportunity to share in the savings provided that the care meets certain quality metrics. However, beginning in the second year of the program, if the cost of care exceeds the target price, CMS will recoup the excess amount up to a certain level. The CJR program will be in effect for five years.
Are you ready for the latest health care delivery and payment innovation coming out of Medicare? The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will broadcast a Home Care & Hospice TV Network Live Web Event from 1-2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 9.
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