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AJRR Ramps Up Web Portal

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an organization that collects data and uses it to improve outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, is announcing its updated web portal.

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AJRR Launches 2016 Reporting for its Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center

The American Joint Replacement Registry is offering an improved web portal which will allow eligible professionals and institutions to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System and Meaningful Use programs, according to a press release.

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Wellbe Advances Patient-Reported Outcomes Solution for Orthopedics & Spine - 3 Takeaways

Madison, Wis.-based Wellbe is advancing its patient-reported outcomes collection capabilities for orthopedic and spine programs.

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The "PROs" of Using AJRR to Meet CJR Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which first went into effect on April 1, 2016, requires hospitals within 67 geographic regions (known as metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs) to bundle payments for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures.

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How CJR and Bundled Payments Will Impact Orthopedics: 6 Surgeons Weigh In

Published on May 24, 2016
by Becker's ASC Review

Q: Are you for or against CJR? Why?

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CJR and Clinical Data Registries—What You Need to Know

Published on March 4, 2016
by AAOS Now

By now, everyone in the joint replacement profession has heard about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) final ruling on bundled payments—the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model—that was released in November 2015.

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Bundled Pay for Joint Replacement Could Boost Quality

Some organizations grumbled about CMS's proposed rule on bundled payments for hip and knee replacements, but now that the final rule—with some concessions to providers— is out, the push for better quality outcomes is on.

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Groups Lobby to Add UDI to Claims Forms

The debate over whether or not unique device identifier (UDI) information should be added to insurance claims forms continues, with payers, health systems, and physicians supporting inclusion.

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Interested in Joint Registries? See What AJRR Can Offer

Today at 1:30 p.m. in room 4301 of the Venetian/Sands EXPO Center, the American Joint Replacement Registry will hold an informative session on “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and International Arthroplasty Registry Efforts.”

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AJRR Launches Total Joint Replacement Risk Calculator

A gift from Ortho Apps helps the orthopaedic profession.

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AJRR Launces Web Portal for CMS Reporting

The American Joint Replacement Registry recently announced the launch of a web-based portal for participating surgeons to report CMS Physician Quality Reporting System program data.

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