Baby boomers stay hip with joint replacements
Mar22

Baby boomers stay hip with joint replacements

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.

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Medicare Delays Expansion of Bundled Payments Program
Mar22

Medicare Delays Expansion of Bundled Payments Program

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.

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Study: Sexes Differ on What Matters Most After Hip Surgery
Mar21

Study: Sexes Differ on What Matters Most After Hip Surgery

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.

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CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs
Mar20

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs

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.

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Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery
Mar16

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

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.

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Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures
Mar13

Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon kicks off Tuesday and in advance of it, a new analyst report shows that when it comes to bundled care, surgeons are being cautious to do joint replacement procedures.

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