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Clinical Data Solutions Presents Groundbreaking Research at ACC 2017

Value-based payments and the latest AMI and CABG research findings of Clinical Data Solutions (CDS) were the focal points of a dinner presentation made by HealthTrust physician advisor Aaron Kugelmass, M.D., during the American College of Cardiology’s 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. While BPCI, CJR and commercial bundled payment programs were among the predominant […]

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ACC 2017: Late-Breaking Trial Report on Absorb III at 2 Years

Abbott Vascular continues to see challenges in the results of ongoing clinical trials for the Absorb GT1 bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). Two-year outcomes data from ABSORB III were accompanied by an FDA “Dear Healthcare Provider” letter the morning lead investigator Stephen Ellis, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, was making his presentation at the American College […]

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Demand-matching Orthopedic Implants to Patients: Opportunities and Obstacles

A handful of topics dominated the conversation during the first educational collaborative hosted by the inSight Advisory – Clinical Performance team at HealthTrust, among them: Knowing whether or not a medical device new to market warrants an upcharge The shortage of clinical, utilization and trend data to guide decision-making and benchmark physicians Uncertainty among administrators […]

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More Bundled Payments on the Way – CJR

As expected, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently laid out its proposal for escalating use of bundled payments beyond total hip and knee arthroscopy (joint replacements). The plan introduces mandatory episode payment models for acute myocardial infarction (AMI, or heart attack) treated with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass […]

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When Building Your Playbook for CJR, Get Out of the Weeds

It makes sense for hospitals to build a solid care redesign process they can use again and again to manage any service line mandated to operate under a value-based payment mechanism.

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Multi-Layer Solutions and the Value of Patient Engagement | CJR

Top consultants for HealthTrust’s value-based payment solutions dug deep on the financial particulars of the newly launched bundled payment program, and how the collection of patient-reported outcomes can lead to more shared savings for hospitals.

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CJR Team-building Basics

Properly redesigning care to ensure optimal patient outcomes will top the agenda of newly forming CJR teams that will be working hand-in-hand with orthopedic surgeons to set the strategy, monitor progress and nimbly respond to new performance improvement opportunities.

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Your CJR Questions Answered (Video Series)

HealthTrust fields a growing number of questions about the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program with a series of short videos.

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Hospitals in CJR Markets: Starting Now, Think Regional

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment program, CMS’s response to wide variations in care quality and cost, will make it increasingly important for providers to compete on a regional basis.

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