Blue Cross, University Orthopedics partner on joint replacement bundled payment plan

UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS is hoping to move some of its joint replacement surgeries out of a hospital setting into its new Kettle Point Ambulatory Care Center as a result of a collaboration with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. / COURTESY JH COMMUNICATIONS
EAST PROVIDENCE – University Orthopedics Inc. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have agreed on a new payment model for outpatient joint replacement surgeries. The bundled payment plan, available only to Blue Cross commercial members, is designed to shift some joint replacements from an inpatient or hospital setting to University Orthopedics’ Kettle…

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