• Advisor Live: Finding Success in Mandatory Total Joint Replacement Bundles
    May 25, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bundled payments have the potential to deliver savings for organizations who are active participants in both the mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program’s recent first performance year reconciliation results have many organizations discovering the magnitude of their opportunity. Hear from Presbyterian Healthcare Services on their journey to effectively manage the challenge of bundled payments. Joshua Hale, project manager of this initiative, will share details of the plan including the process, data resources and engagement techniques utilized to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs and increase safety. Join us to understand the major drivers for achieving savings, the cross-continuum impact on total joint care, and the significance of episodic payment models.


Josh Hale, BBA, CSSGB, is a Project Manager for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM. He started at Presbyterian in the Population Health division where he was responsible for implementing and executing initiatives that focused on the triple aim: Improving the quality and experience of healthcare, lowering the cost of healthcare and positively impacting the health of patient populations. Josh joined Presbyterian to manage the implementation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) initiative and his role quickly expanded to include managing the implementation of all bundled payment programs and various other quality and cost saving initiatives. Josh has recently taken a new role at Presbyterian as a Project Manager for Presbyterian’s Medical Group division where he now focuses on clinic operations and government programs. Earlier in his career, Josh worked in the IT and Finance industries and was responsible for implementing large projects and managing government compliance initiatives. Josh has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society for Quality.

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