Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

St. Mary's Medical Center 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 Medical Center 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 Medical Center has entered into financial arrangements with collaborating health care providers who are engaged in care redesign with the hospital and who may furnish health care services to Medicare beneficiaries during an episode of care. Under these agreements, St. Mary's Medical Center 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 Medical Center 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 Medical Center in order to share in financial rewards and/or losses in the CJR model:

Orthopedic Surgeons:

Gregory Barnhill, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Michael A. Clemente, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Alan C. Cornett, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

David Dugan, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Michael J. Justice, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Charles Orth, D.O., F.A.O.A.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

David Paul, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Robert Paul, D.O. – 203 NW R.D. Mize RD, Suite 250, Blue Springs, MO 64014