This Text In: One question with naviHealth's Brian Fuller
On April 1, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model model will begin to test bundled payment and quality measurement for hip and knee replacements and/or major leg procedures.
Healthcare Dive: What's the most important thing hospitals should be prepping to be successful for the April 1 launch of the CJR model?
Brian Fuller, naviHealth: Hospitals should spend a lot of time with data analytics to understand the historical quality, utilization, and spending among their CJR patients prior to the April 1 deadline. They should identify key financial risks and opportunities, understand post-acute care utilization, compare performance among providers in their market, and develop a 5-year financial projection model that takes into account performance improvement opportunity and regional target price. Using this analysis, post-acute care evaluation, and financial modeling, hospitals should identify three to five priorities to begin implementing prior to being subject to financial downside risk as of Jan. 1, 2017.
Follow Jeff Byers on Twitter