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Top Ways to Prepare for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model - Windham Brannon

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Top Ways to Prepare for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

Hip and knee replacements are the most common inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries and often involve extended recovery and rehabilitation periods. In 2014, there were more than 400,000 procedures, costing more than $7 billion for the hospitalizations alone. 

As of April 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shifted how it pays hospitals in the United States for these procedures. Hospitals and surgeons were previously paid for every procedure performed, known as the pay-per-volume model.