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DePuy Synthes Partners with Bundled Payment Expert

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DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with Value Stream Partners to facilitate customers' implementation of bundled payment programs for hip and knee replacement. 

DePuy Synthes also offers customers the Advantage™ program, comprising customized, measureable solutions that support patient and professional education, instruments and training to help improve efficiencies, as well as tools to measure performance.

Source: DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring acute care hospitals in 67 U.S. regions to participate in its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, which compensates hospital providers for an entire episode of care. CJR runs from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020. During that period, CMS expects to realize savings of $343 million.