The generation that swayed to rock ‘n’ roll and has seen some of the greatest advances in medical technology in human history isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Hip and knee replacements are on the rise and the Summit Orthopedics Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is at the forefront of the trend, both in the Twin Cities and across the nation.
CMS has put on hold the rollout of three new cardiac episodes of care and the addition of hip fractures to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled-payment program.
The differences between men and women extend to how they evaluate their care after total hip surgery, a new study finds, suggesting that tailoring post-op care according to gender might be worthwhile.
The CMS has delayed the expansion of a major bundled payment pilot, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement, and the implementation of its bundled payment initiatives for cardiac care from July 1 to Oct. 1, 2017, according to an interim final rule posted to the Federal Register. It also delayed, for a second time, the effective date of a final rule laying out the implementation of CJR and other bundled payment programs, from March 21 to May 20, 2017.
Patients who go straight home from the hospital following hip or knee replacement surgery recover as well as, or better than, those who first go to a rehabilitation center, new research indicates.