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    Physicians press CMS on MIPS reporting and PTAC payment models
    During a hearing before the health subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce committee, physicians called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change course on opt-out policies for Merit-based Incentive Payment Syst […]

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    CMS proposes change to site of care payment policy
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed expanding its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits, which are the most commonly billed service under the outpatient payment rule and often cost more in the hospital outpatient setting than in […]

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    Study: Continued adalimumab after remission may reduce nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis flares
    Patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis who maintained remission with adalimumab may benefit from continued therapy, according to a study published online in The Lancet. The multicente […]

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    Draft Physician Fee Schedule Released, Stark Modernization Discussed, Update on Lower Extremity Advocacy

     

    For questions or concerns on these or other advocacy issues, contact us at dc@aaos.org.

    CMS Releases Draft Physician Payment Rule

     

     
     

    On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medica […]

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    Study: Opioids may be overprescribed for nonoperative fractures and dislocations
    A study published in the July issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that opioids may be commonly overprescribed after nonoperative fracture and dislocation treatments. Researchers analyzed 1,513 consecu […]

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    FDA issues guidance on use of EHRs in clinical trials
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommendations on the use of electronic health record (EHR) data in FDA-regulated clinical trials. According to the guidance, EHRs may provide more data during and after the study, and use of Office […]

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    Study: THA may improve quality-adjusted life-years
    A study published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty found that total hip arthroplasty (THA) may improve pain, quality of life, and function of life. Researchers assessed 100 patients who received THA for severe osteoarthritis and exceeded the a […]

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    Hospital executives say cost control is top priority
    According to the Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, healthcare CEOs ranked “preparing the enterprise for sustainable cost control” as the top priority. This was the first time the item was included in the survey, and 62 percent […]

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    Study: Value-based insurance may increase medication adherence
    Value-based insurance design (VBID) may be associated with increased medication adherence, according to a study published online in Health Affairs. Researchers conducted a systematic review of 21 studies from online databases and used th […]

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    CMS freezes payments to ACA marketplace insurers
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended more than $10 billion in risk-adjustment payments, which are used to stabilize the health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an article in The Los Angele […]