Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model penalized safety-net hospitals

Results showed safety-net hospitals and hospitals with greater populations of Black and Hispanic patients have struggled to meet the lower spending benchmarks implemented by Medicare and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
“Medicare lowered spending targets for high-risk hospitals by shifting from hospital-specific targets to multi-hospital shared targets that did not account for differences in medical or social case mix between hospitals,” the researchers wrote in the study.
To analyze the trends in penalization status and equity implications under the Comprehensive

Results showed safety-net hospitals and hospitals with greater populations of Black and Hispanic patients have struggled to meet the lower spending benchmarks implemented by Medicare and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
“Medicare lowered spending targets for high-risk hospitals by shifting from hospital-specific targets to multi-hospital shared targets that did not account for differences in medical or social case mix between hospitals,” the researchers wrote in the study.
To analyze the trends in penalization status and equity implications under the Comprehensive