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    Study: Use of BPTB autograft linked to lower risk of infection compared to hamstring autograft for ACL reconstruction.
    A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring autograft may be at increased […]

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    Senate falls short of votes needed for “skinny” ACA repeal.
    In a narrow 51-49 vote, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Health Care Freedom Act—the so-called “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that among other things would have eliminated the ACA’s individual and employer ma […]

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    Senate votes to proceed with debate on ACA repeal.
    The U.S. Senate has voted to begin debate on repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Following the 51-50 vote to proceed with debate, a follow-up vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) was defeated 43-57. The BCRA was drafted by a group of Republican se […]

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    Senate votes to proceed with debate on ACA repeal.
    The U.S. Senate has voted to begin debate on repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Following the 51-50 vote to proceed with debate, a follow-up vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) was defeated 43-57. The BCRA was drafted by a group of Republican se […]

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    House Passes Controlled Substances Legislation, CMS Releases Proposed Rules

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    House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Better Equip Medical Professionals

    The House of Representatives on July 12, 2017 […]

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    CMS releases proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018.
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Among other things, the proposal includes:

    An overall update to payments of +0.31 percent.
    Implementation of the Medicare Appro […]

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    Study: How do outcomes compare for surgical and nonsurgical treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fracture?
    A study published in the July 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compares surgical and nonsurgical treatment approaches for displaced midshaft clavicle fracture. The authors conducted a pr […]

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    OIG to review accuracy of 6 years of meaningful use payments
    Healthcare IT News reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to review the accuracy of $14.6 billion in Medicare meaningful use payments made to hospitals between 2011 and 2016. From Jan. 1, 2011 […]

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    Study: Evidence-based clinical decision support tools in EHRs may help reduce ordering of high-cost imaging in EDs.
    Data from a study published in the July issue of the journal Academic Emergency Medicine suggest that inclusion of evidence-based clinical decision support tools into electronic health records (EHR) s […]

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    CMS proposes to cover outpatient hip and knee arthroplasty; may cut reimbursement at off-campus hospital facilities.
    Two rules recently released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could impact reimbursement for orthopaedic surgeons. Under the first, the agency proposes to reduce 340B dru […]