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    FDA announces recall of Zimmer Biomet SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Class I recall of Zimmer Biomet SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators due to higher than allowed levels of potentially cy […]

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    CBO Announces Score on ACA Repeal, Lankford Introduced Legislation, Trump Releases Budget Request

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    House Ways and Means Medicare Hearing House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R- […]

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    Senate Republicans signal more measured approach to ACA changes.
    As the Senate heads home for an extended holiday recess, Republicans in the upper chamber don’t yet have a final plan mapped out for overhauling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After the Congressional Budget Office declared Wednesday that a House-pas […]

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    Study: Mortality rates lower overall for hospitalizations at teaching institutions, but not for hip fracture/replacement.
    A study of hospitalization of Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older found that lower mortality rates were recorded at major teaching hospitals compared with nonteaching hospitals. The study, […]

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    Today’s Top Story
    Trump budget to call for large cuts in Medicaid.
    President Trump will propose $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid in the budget his administration will unveil tomorrow, The Washington Post reports. The move to slash the state-federal program for low-income individuals mirrors a bill passed by the House earlier in the […]

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    CMS delays SHFFT start to Jan. 1, 2018.
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule that, among other things, delays to Jan. 1, 2018, the start date for Episode Payment Models (EPMs), including the Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment Model (SHFFT) and Advanced APM require […]

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    Study: Intra-articular triamcinolone may be less effective than placebo for certain patients with knee OA.
    Findings from a study published in the May 16 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that triamcinolone injection may be less effective than placebo for treatment of symptomatic knee […]

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    HHS issues warning on ransomware attacks.
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued email guidance regarding a recent ransomware attack on healthcare organizations. Ransomware restricts user access to the computer until the user pays a fee to the attackers, and can be delivered via email by […]

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    Fewer physicians than projected are required to participate in 2017 MIPS program.
    Modern Healthcare reports that 806,879 clinicians will not be evaluated under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during 2017. MIPS is part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is designed to shift reimbursement fro […]

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    Joshua Alan Tuck 30 of Daniels passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, from injuries sustained in an accident on the West Virginia Turnpike.  He became vice president of the West Virginia Association of Orthopaedic Executives on January 1, 2017.
     
    Born July 13, 1986 he is the son of Franklin Jr. and Leonora Cruz Tuck.
    Joshua attended Shady […]