Category: Joint Replacement

Proposed Medicare Cuts to Total Joint Arthroplasty Will Hit Surgeons and Practices Hard, Per AAHKS Statement

“If these Medicare cuts are finalized, it sends a strong signal: when providers in the vanguard of value-based care begin to achieve some efficiencies in the delivery of care, CMS will use those positive developments as a justification to cut Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement regardless of the extra work that goes into achieving these outcomes,” says C. Lowry Barnes, MD, AAHKS President, in a statement responding to CMS’s proposed cuts.

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Avoid Hip Arthroscopy in Patients with Hip Arthritis, HSS Researchers Suggest

The percentage of patients with hip arthritis who had a hip replacement within two years of hip arthroscopy was unacceptably high at 68%, according to a new study of more than 2,600 patients by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Prior hip arthroscopy was also associated with significantly worse outcomes after hip replacement.

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