Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement – Medicare Initiative

St. Mary’s General Hospital is participating in a Medicare initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The CJR model aims to promote quality and financial accountability for care surrounding lower-extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures, commonly referred to as hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures. The participation of St. Mary’s General Hospital in the CJR model should not restrict your access to care for your medical condition or your freedom to choose your healthcare providers and services. All existing Medicare beneficiary protections continue to be available to you. These include the ability to report concerns of substandard care to Quality Improvement Organizations and 1-800-MEDICARE.

The CJR model aims to help give you better care.

St. Mary’s General Hospital has entered into financial arrangements with collaborating health care providers who are engaged in care redesign with the hospital and who may furnish healthcare services to Medicare beneficiaries during an episode of care. Under these agreements, St. Mary’s General Hospital may share payments received from Medicare as a result of reduced episode spending and hospital internal cost savings with collaborating providers and suppliers. St. Mary’s General Hospital may also share financial accountability for increased episode spending with collaborating providers and suppliers. The following list includes healthcare providers and suppliers that have established a collaborator agreement with St. Mary’s General Hospital in order to share in financial rewards and/or losses in the CJR model:

Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Nicholas Alexander, MD – 400 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ

Peter DeNoble, MD – 504 Valley Road, Suite 201, Wayne, NJ

Vincent Fietti, MD – 1060 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ

Robert Hole, MD – 1011 Clifton Avenue, 1st Floor, Clifton, NJ

Kent Lerner, MD – 17 Jauncey Avenue, North Arlington, NJ

David Ratliff, MD – 504 Valley Road, Suite 201, Wayne, NJ

Lorraine Stern, MD – 504 Valley Road, Suite 201, Wayne, NJ