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    Study: Injection drug use may be linked to an increase in septic knee admissions
    A study published online in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research reports that injection drug use may be related to septic knee admissions and is associated with higher rates of mortality, reoperations, resource ut […]

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    Providers should check CMS QPP website to verify MIPS eligibility
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that physician practices and groups may now log into the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) website to check their 2018 eligibility for Medicare’s Merit-based […]

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    FDA announces recalls of two lots each of AuroMedics Pharma Ampicillin and Sulbactam, Piperacillin and Tazobactam products
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced voluntary recalls of two lots of AuroMedics Pharma Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 g/single-dose vials, a […]

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    Study: Medicare reimbursement for most common orthopaedic procedures fell from 2000 to 2016
    According to a study published online in the journal Orthopedics, Medicare reimbursement for many orthopaedic procedures has decreased over time. Members of the research team reviewed Medicare Physician Fee S […]

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    Study: ACD may improve outcomes for certain lumbar microdiskectomy patients
    Findings from a study published online in The Spine Journal suggest that annular closure with a bone-anchored annular closure device (ACD) may reduce the risk of symptomatic recurrence and reoperation for patients who are at […]

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    Study: Naproxen with IA corticosteroids may be most effective treatment option for certain patients treated conservatively for knee OA
    According to a study published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS, naproxen coupled with intra-articular (IA) corticosteroids may be an effective treatmen […]

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    Study: ORIF offers early advantage over nonsurgical treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fracture
    According to a study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) may offer improved early outcomes compared to nonsurgical treatment of displac […]

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    Study: Despite risks, patients prescribed benzodiazepines also likely to be prescribed opioids
    A study published online in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that patients who are prescribed benzodiazepines may be more likely than the general population to also be prescribed opioids, despite an increased risk of ov […]

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    CMS issues proposed rule to improve transparency and reduce administrative burdens
    A proposed rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to increase cost transparency and reduce administrative burdens on healthcare providers. Among other things, if adopted as written […]

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    CMS issues proposed rule to improve transparency and reduce administrative burdens
    A proposed rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to increase cost transparency and reduce administrative burdens on healthcare providers. Among other things, if adopted as written […]