What drives total joint replacement episode of care costs? *Based upon average implant prices and waste savings. Results may vary. Learn More 1. Average Medicare Payment Per CJR Episode, by Care Setting. Avalere analysis of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Medicare Standard Analytical Files. Avalere Health. 2016. 2. Millennium Research Group; Published in: Large-Joint Reconstructive Implants, US. 2014. Market Analysis; © 2014 Decision Resources Group.