The Altarum Institute published a study last week stating that BPCI did not lead to a statistically significant rise in volume of total joint replacement procedures at participating hospitals. Referencing a recent BPCI study published in JAMA, the study’s authors stated, “Our analysis of Medicare fee-for-service data from 2010 through 2015 by hospital, for all lower extremity joint replacements in the entire United States, indicates no evidence that participation in the BPCI was responsible for any increase in the volume of procedures between baseline and performance years.” Read the study.