Orthopedic Care Pathway

ORTHOPEDIC CARE PATHWAY

An established methodology for success in value-based healthcare using tested protocols developed by leading physicians.

Orthopedic Care Pathway

Orthopedic Care Pathway is a comprehensive care redesign offering, allowing for fluid patient management and care team collaboration across pre-op, acute, and post-acute settings.

Key differences in our program confer more benefits to your organization:

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No Upfront Costs to Our Partner Hospitals

Our commitment to creating true value in healthcare delivery means that we do not and should not get paid unless the hospital is successful in reducing its total episode costs while improving patient quality and outcomes. Based on the CJR model, our success fee will be aligned with the success of the CJR program.

By aligning short-term needs with long-term goals, Medtronic aims to lead the way in defining success in value-based healthcare and is the right partner for your organization.

Long-Term Partnerships

Based on Expert Insight

Our purpose is to reduce episode costs, improve quality, and increase patient satisfaction — the elements of care that impact CMS reconciliation payments the most.

HOW WE HELP IGNITE THE CHANGE PROCESS

These drivers for success require time, organization, and leadership commitment. We bring the infrastructure and people power it takes to establish each of these in your organization. 

HOW WE HELP IGNITE THE CHANGE PROCESS

Our Established Blueprint for Success ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE

Orthopedic Care Pathway addresses the entire continuum through essential protocols and interventions, all delivered through partnership, and derived from physicians with expertise in bundled payments.

Orthopedic Care Pathway

ABOUT OUR BUSINESS MODEL

The Orthopedic Care Pathway model is designed around your organizational success and can be initiated without any upfront investment on your behalf. You’ll experience immediate peace of mind as we:

  1. Initiate partnership and align financial and institutional goals
  2. Address immediate financial strain on hospitals pertaining to joint repair
  3. Facilitate physician /hospital incentive alignment
  4. Implement expert-derived care pathway protocols and interventions with on-site project management and support technologies
  5. Manage performance review and process improvement planning
  6. Our commitment to creating true value in healthcare delivery means that we do not and should not get paid unless the hospital is successful in reducing its total episode costs while improving patient quality and outcomes. Based on the CJR model, our success fee will be aligned with the success of the CJR program.

CJR EPISODE RECONCILIATION PAYMENTS OFFER UPSIDE OPPORTUNITY1

Medtronic Orthopedic Care Pathway partners with you

Generic Risk Profile for CJR Episode Reconciliation Payments

CJR EPISODE RECONCILIATION PAYMENTS OFFER UPSIDE OPPORTUNITY

ALIGNS WITH CMS PILLARS OF VALUE-BASED CARE2

ALIGNS WITH CMS PILLARS OF VALUE-BASED CARE

CARE PATHWAY TEAM

Orthopedic Care Pathway includes clinician-designed and expert-led care that incorporates entire episode-of-care management and a risk partner who is focused on improving your outcomes and driving your success.

These nationally recognized physicians bring collective experience from their diverse backgrounds, including academic, private practice and private hospitals. This team is well published on their successes in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative and has already been setting the standard in value-based clinical protocols and care pathway advisory services.

SURGEON PARTNERS

C Lowry Barnes, MD

Professor and Orthopedic Department Chair, leading designer and practitioner of Arkansas’ cutting-edge, episode-based payment system

Owen O’Neill, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, BPCI Practice Leader for one of the largest private orthopedic practices in the United States

Ryan Nunley, MD

Orthopedic surgeon, frequent writer and speaker on bundled-care cost and care quality issues

Rich Iorio, MD

Chief of Adult Reconstruction, BPCI physician leader and prolific author on episode management

Joseph Bosco, MD

Orthopedic Department Vice Chair, frequent author on bundled care


References

1

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model—Provider and Technical Fact Sheet. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. https://innovation.cms.gov/files/fact-sheet/cjr-providerfs-finalrule.pdf. Accessed October 13, 2016.

2

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model—Frequently Asked Questions. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. https://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/cjr-faq.pdf. Accessed October 13, 2016.