CMS offers proposed rule on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

On February twenty, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Providers (CMS) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register which proposes a a few-year extension and alterations to the episode definition and pricing in the Thorough Treatment for Joint Replacement Product.

The CJR Product was recognized by means of discover and remark rulemaking and started on April 1, 2016. The product, which is now scheduled to end on December 31, aims to lessen expenditures when preserving or boosting high quality of care by supporting better and a lot more economical care for beneficiaries undergoing the most common inpatient surgical procedures for Medicare beneficiaries: hip and knee replacements, also named decreased extremity joint replacements or LEJR.

The proposed rule aims to modify sure aspects of the CJR Product, together with incorporating outpatient hip and knee replacements into the episode of care definition, the concentrate on cost calculation, the reconciliation system,

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