CMS saved nearly $24M in joint replacement bundles at HSS between 2014 and 2019
Becker’s Spine Review reports on an HSS study published in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery by lead author Catherine MacLean, MD, PhD, Chief Value Medical Officer at the HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, finding value-based care can improve the quality of treatment for orthopedic surgery patients and reduce overall costs.
“Under the BPCI [Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative] and CJR [Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement] bundle programs, we were able to provide high-quality care efficiently, which in turn led to good outcomes for patients and cost savings for the payer,” said Dr. MacLean.
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