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CMS proposes rule to reduce number of mandatory participating areas in CJR model

August 16, 2017

Read the Perspective from Jack M. Bert, MD

CMS announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

According to a press release, the number of mandatory graphic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) would be reduced from 67 to 34. The proposal would also allow the remaining areas to participate on a voluntary basis, including all low-volume and rural hospitals.


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