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which is designed to entice hospitals to provide cost-effective care in order to allocate healthcare dollars wisely, is less than a year old, so we've yet to receive payments (payments begin after a hospital has been enrolled in the CJR program for a year). However, we're confi- dent that we'll do financially well under the new payment and will focus our resources in areas that directly benefit patient care. Patients with commercial payments are the highest margin cus- tomers, so hospitals that develop outpatient hip programs now and make them work financially under CMS's bundled payment program will be well positioned for significant profits when the commercial payers come calling. OSM S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 9 7 Dr. Schultz (richard.schultz@bswhealth.org) is director of orthopedics at Scott & White Healthcare in Round Rock, Texas.

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