Orthopedics: Bundled Payments for Joint Replacement Surgery and Associated Care
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Hospitals where the surgeries are performed will have to look at elimination a variation in care for patients, including postdischarge care which would include more scrutiny on nursing home care.
A bill was recently introduced in the House to delay the pilot until 2018, but experts agree the bill is a long shot to be passed. An extensive article on the program and providers using presurgical education to control costs is available here.