Category: Medicare & Insurance

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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