The Center for Health Analytics, Research and Transformation at NJHA uses data, analytics and informatics to better understand our state’s most pressing health challenges. CHART’s goal is to provide information-based insights that engage groups statewide in collective action to improve the health of New Jerseyans.

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Medicare's Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program: Are Medicare Beneficiaries Benefitting?

MAY 2019 | Summary: As the healthcare system shifts away from traditional fee-for-service payment models, bundled payment initiatives have become a popular tool to attempt to decrease cost and increase quality of care. NJHA’s Center for Health Analytics, Research & Transformation (CHART) analyzed data from 2015 to 2018 on the Complete Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundled payment initiative to identify changes in discharge status of patients who were treated at CJR-mandated hospitals in comparison to those who were treated at hospitals participating in another bundled payment initiative or not participating in any bundled payment program. The analysis shows that, while there are noticeable changes in discharge status trends correlated to what type of bundled payment if any a hospital participates in, it is difficult to link utilization trends to overall quality and good patient outcomes.

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