Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model strives to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries for Arise Austin Medical Center beneficiaries: hip and knee replacements (also called lower extremity joint replacements or LEJR). This model tests bundled payment and quality measurement for an episode of care associated with hip and knee replacements to encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work together to improve the quality and coordination of care from the initial hospitalization through recovery.

Per Hospital Policy

Selection Criteria:

In order for a Medicare provider to participate in a sharing arrangement, the CJR Collaborator must have executed a CJR Collaboration Agreement and meet the following additional criteria:

  • Active Member of Hospital medical staff with unrestricted clinical privileges to provide some aspect of care covered by the CJR;
  • No unresolved issues identified in most recent Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE);
  • Attendance at one Joint Replacement Committee meeting in past 12 months; and
    Completion of CJR orientation by August 1, 2019.

Participating Surgeons:

Current Arise Austin Medical Center participating CJR Collaborators:

  • Dr. Eugene Schoch
  • Dr. Brian Sullivan
  • Dr. Stephen Pearce

CJR Collaborator Notification Letter