Improving TJR outcomes: Hospitals and surgeons

"Again, thank you for allowing us to participate in what I feel will be of significant value to the quality of care that joint replacement surgery can offer to the public. Also, all three of us, and our nurse manager, do thank you for managing this effort so effectively."

  Surgeon participant, OK

Our unique national database and risk adjustment models allow FORCE-TJR to provide comparative feedback to member surgeons and hospitals to guide best practices. Quarterly reports address three critical questions that previously surgeons could not answer:

1. How do my patient risk factors such as BMI and comorbidities compare to other TJR sites?
2. How does the profile of my patients, as described by pain and functional limitations, compare to other surgeons?
3. After risk-adjustment, is the degree of pain relief and improved function in my patients comparable to national norms? 

During the initial FORCE-TJR cohort, we established national norms and risk-adjustment models and we demonstrated our expertise in collecting and reporting TJR quality and patient-reported outcome data to participating surgeons. Enrolled surgeons receive comparative reports illustrating patient risk factors, pre-op and post-op pain and function. Readmission data are reported and post-operative events and implant survival data processed.

Join the growing numbers of surgeon offices and hospitals who use FORCE-TJR to measure pre- and post-TJR patient-reported outcomes and adverse events. FORCE-TJR data will serve both your quality monitoring and regulatory reporting for the CMS Patient Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and value-based contract needs. In 2015, CMS named FORCE-TJR a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), which is good news for our members!  This designation means that you can choose to submit your FORCE data to CMS to meet the PQRS incentives, without the need to add any other outcome measures. A recent publication highlights the advantages of selecting FORCE-TJR to manage your PQRS mandate. Read here.

For more information about the unique FORCE-TJR measures that meet PQRS standards, please see the document here.