Becker's Spine Review, "Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics to launch orthopaedic, spine bundled payments: 4 key notes"

Published May 15, 2017

By Laura Dyrda

The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, based in Bethesda, Md., partnered with Capital Blue Cross and other payers to develop bundled payments for seven orthopedic procedures.

The practice's website re-posted an article by FierceHealthcare on the subject to outline details of the bundles.

Here are four things to know:

1. The group plans to finalize bundled payments for total knee, total hip, partial knee replacement, knee scopes, cervical spine fusion, anterior cruciate ligament procedures and rotator cuff surgery by the end of the year.

2. The episodes of care will cover patients from the preoperative stage through 90 days after surgery.

3. While performing the procedures, the practice tracks patients to see who achieves their milestones for recovery and who does not; those who do not achieve milestones receive additional interventions.

4. The bundled payment procedures represent 80 percent of the surgeries done at the Center for Advanced Orthopaedics.

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