El­e­ments for suc­cess un­der bun­dled pay­ments for joint re­place­ment

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Ed­u­cate and pre­pare pa­tients and fam­i­lies be­fore surgery, in­clud­ing de­lay­ing some pro­ce­dures un­til pa­tients ad­dress weight, blood sugar and other is­sues

Con­duct pre-surgery as­sess­ments of likely re­hab needs

En­gage sur­geons, anes­the­si­ol­o­gists, nurses and phys­i­cal ther­a­pists in im­prov­ing clin­i­cal pro­cesses to re­duce com­pli­ca­tions, length of stay, pain and re­fer­rals to post-acute-care providers

Con­sider hir­ing nurse nav­i­ga­tors to check up on pa­tients af­ter dis­charge and su­per­vise post-acute care

De­velop a pre­ferred net­work of high-qual­ity post-acute-care providers and work with them to op­ti­mize out­comes

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