CHA News Article

Resources for CJR Program Available
Webinars to be held on program parameters and quality measures

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model. Starting April 1, the program will be mandatory for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Modesto and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward hospitals that are not already participating in the bundled payment care initiative. In addition to the CJR Connect website, which CMS hopes to make available soon, the agency has scheduled a series of webinars aimed at helping providers prepare for the new program. Upcoming webinars, all scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. (PT), are March 10, focusing on quality measures and voluntary reporting; March 15, focusing on preparing for and key details about the program; and March 17, focusing on quality measures and quality composite scores.

Registration links for the webinars have been sent to primary points of contact at each affected CJR hospital but can also be obtained by contacting CJR program details — including model background documents, a list of hospitals and other materials — can be found at