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Structuring Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacements Collaborator Agreements

Selecting Partners, Implementing CJR Arrangements, Ensuring Compliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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This CLE course will provide guidance to healthcare counsel on the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model and the use of collaborator agreements under that model. The panel will outline implementation and operational aspects of CJR collaborator agreements and offer best practices for hospitals and providers to leverage the agreements and ensure compliance.


The CJR Model is a five-year mandatory bundled payment program for certain lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The CJR Model went into effect on Apr. 1, 2016.

Hospital counsel will need to coordinate care with post-acute care providers and those healthcare professionals providing LEJR services in order to have success under the CJR Model. Implementing collaborator agreements will provide a way to align the incentives of the hospital and providers.

Counsel to hospitals and collaborators must carefully structure agreements to meet the CJR Model requirements. Collaborators such as physician group practices should consider gainsharing with members and the implications of a distribution agreement. Further, hospitals and collaborators should have plans in place for conducting audits to ensure compliance.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines CJR collaborations. The panel will provide guidance on selecting collaborators, structuring the CJR collaborator agreement, complying with CJR collaboration requirements and auditing to ensure compliance.



  1. CJR collaborations
  2. Selecting collaborators
  3. Structuring the CJR collaborator agreement
  4. Complying with CJR collaboration requirements
  5. Auditing arrangements to ensure compliance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the key operational and regulatory concerns for hospitals and healthcare providers participating in the CJR Model?
  • What impact will collaborator distribution agreements have in the CJR process?
  • What critical provisions should be documented when formalizing these arrangements?


Bortniker, Alexis
Alexis Finkelberg Bortniker

Senior Counsel
Foley & Lardner

Ms. Bortniker focuses her practice on health care law, specifically transactional and regulatory matters with an...  |  Read More

Emily H. Wein
Emily H. Wein


Ms. Wein advises health care clients on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters, including telemedicine, Medicare...  |  Read More

Colleen M. Powers
Colleen M. Powers

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Ms. Powers provides advice and counsel to some of the nation's largest health systems, individual medical...  |  Read More

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