Improving 30-day Readmission Models for TJR

FORCE-TJR and AAHKS collaboration results in addition of clinical risk factors

Thomas K. Fehring, MD; David C. Ayers, MD; Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA; and the FORCE-TJR investigators

The latest findings from a collaboration between the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and FORCE-TJR (Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement) were presented at the 2013 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas. The AAHKS and FORCE-TJR had been working together to advocate for the addition of clinical data to the risk adjustment models for total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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