Published by Becker's Hospital Review
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) rule and the idea of bundled payment reimbursement is a wake-up call if there ever was one. It's Health & Human Services saying in this election year that value-based healthcare is here to stay. To hospitals, it's a paradigm shift of massive proportions because it's turning departments that were once revenue streams into cost centers. In the new world order of bundled payments, no longer is the government going to reimburse for every scan or additional procedure ordered. The government is going to pay a fixed amount for the care of a patient over a period of time. CJR is just the first step of what will become the bundled payment norm.