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    Study: XLPE linked to reduced wear and revision compared to CPE for THA
    According to a study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ( CORR), crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) may be associated with reduced wear, osteolysis, and revision rates compared with conventio […]

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    MedPAC recommends ending MIPS
    MedPage Today reports that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14-2 in favor of ending the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and replacing it with an alternative reimbursement model. MIPS combines portions of the Physician Quality Reporting […]

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    CMS to offer new voluntary payment bundle
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model. Under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI) Advanced model, participa […]

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    Congress to consider $2 billion increase in NIH funding
    An article in The New York Times reports that the U.S. Congress is considering a $2 billion increase to the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The writer notes that the bipartisan proposal is in direct opposition to funding cuts propo […]

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    Study: Fall history may predict fracture risk for certain patients
    Data from a study published online in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggest that an older male patient’s previous fall history may predict incident fracture, independent of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) probability. The […]

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    FDA announces recall of certain PharMEDium Services drug products; Auromedics Pharma flexible bags
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of certain lots of PharMEDium Services drug products due to a lack of assurance of sterility. The company identified 55 product lots of conc […]

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    Study: Tourniquet may not reduce blood loss compared to TXA during primary TKA
    Data from a study conducted in China and published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that tourniquet may not be necessary when tranexamic acid (TXA) is available to reduce blood loss during primary total knee a […]

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    FDA issues safety alert regarding gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI; Sanofi updates Synvisc-One recall notice
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). […]

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    Today’s Top StoryProvider organizations prepare for increased use of risk-based payment models
    A survey released by trade organization AMGA finds that 60 percent of respondent healthcare organizations expect to be ready to accept Medicare payments that include downside risk within 2 years. The research team surveyed 80 AMG […]

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    Study: Infection may be most common reason for medical liability suits following TJA
    Findings from a study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that infection may be the most common reason for litigation following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The researchers conducted a retrospective […]