On July 9, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new proposed rule for a Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement (CCJR) program that would impose a bundled payments for joint replacement surgery, hospitalization and recovery. Unlike previous programs, the CCJR program, as proposed, is a mandatory program that will impact approximately 900 hospitals in specifically identified metropolitan service areas.
The CMS mandate would begin on January 1, 2016 and include down-side risk to inpatient hospitals beginning in the second year of the five-year program. Hospitals have limited time to prepare for the implementation of this mandatory “bundled” payment program, which up to this point was offered as a voluntary program allowing hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and physician practices to accept financial risk for select episodes. The CCJR program is intended to advance CMS’s objectives to transform its payment system from volume-based to value-based payments.
The webinar will be organized to provide both legal analysis of the proposed rule, potential options for CMS in issuing the final rule, and practical considerations in preparing for this game-changing CCJR program:
IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS WEBINAR FOR CLE, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR CLE ACCREDITING JURISDICTION(S) IN ADVANCE TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT QUALIFIES FOR CLE CREDIT.
September 15, 2015
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.