The "PROs" of Using AJRR to Meet CJR Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which first went  into effect on April 1, 2016, requires hospitals within 67 geographic regions  (known as metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs) to bundle payments for lower  extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures. Because data must be submitted  from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2016, the 794 hospitals in areas designated as MSAs  should be conscious of the steps they will take to qualify.

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