Over 1 million total hip and total knee procedures were performed in the United States in 2014, approximately half of which were covered under Medicare. Physical therapists (PTs) are integrally involved in the care of these patients, providing postoperative care services to the vast majority of them. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model is a new mandatory Medicare bundling model focused on patients with lower extremity joint replacements. The model will be implemented beginning April 1, 2016, and will be tested over a 5-year period. Under the CJR model, hospitals will be at financial risk for the care provided during the initial hospital stay, plus 90 days after discharge from the hospital. PTs who practice in the affected metropolitan areas and see these patient populations will continue to be paid under their normal payment structure, but should consider whether to enter into formal collaborator agreements with local hospitals. The presenters will provide critical information about the CJR model and how it will affect coverage and payment for physical therapist services. A Q and A session will follow. Free to members! $169 nonmembers.

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Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD; Heather Smith, PT, MPH

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the new CJR model and the potential impact on PT practice.
  2. Describe key factors that may influence the decision to become a collaborator in the CJR model.
  3. Determine the changes to practice operations you need to make in preparation for the CJR model in 2016.
  4. Identify APTA resources dedicated to the CJR model.


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Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:CJR, Roshunda Drummon-Dye; Heather Smith
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  12/30/2021
Available discounts:
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  • Member
    (until 12/31/2030)
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