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17 09, 2021

CMS News Alert | September 17, 2021

By |2021-09-17T12:03:08-04:00September 17th, 2021|Legislation|

News COVID-19 Vaccines: Act Now IRF Review Choice Demonstration: Submit Comments by October 8 Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter Surgical Dressings: Medicare Requirements Claims, Pricers, & Codes Average Sales Price Files: October 2021 Events National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator — September 17 MLN Matters® Articles 2022 Annual Update for the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payments Annual Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee Update 2022 Home Health Notices of Admission – Additional Manual Instructions Implement Operating [...]

15 09, 2021

September 15, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-17T12:01:13-04:00September 15th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Complications and Costs for IM Nails versus Sliding-hip Screws for IT Fractures A retrospective study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found increased medical complications, readmissions, and costs for intramedullary nails (IMN) versus sliding hip screws (SHS) for intertrochanteric (IT) hip fractures. IT fractures from 2007 to 2017 from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database were evaluated. Most cases were managed via IMN (92.4 percent). [...]

13 09, 2021

September 13, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-13T17:15:19-04:00September 13th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Risk Factors of Blood Transfusion after Total Joint Arthroplasty Factors associated with blood transfusion after total joint arthroplasty include lower preoperative hematocrit, a history of bleeding disorders, and preoperative transfusion, according to a retrospective study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty. A national database was queried for primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasties between 2011 and 2019. Overall transfusion rates decreased from 21.4 percent to 2.5 percent during the [...]

10 09, 2021

September 10, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-11T14:15:06-04:00September 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

  AAOS Volunteer Opportunities Several AAOS Committees Seek New Members Consider applying for the following positions: Patient Safety Committee Chair position—applications are accepted until Nov. 1 Practice Management/Rehabilitation Program Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Nov. 1 Spine Program Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Nov. 1 Hand and Wrist Instructional Course Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Nov. 1 Medical Liability Committee Member positions—applications are accepted until Dec. 1 Learn more and submit applications… (member login required) [...]

9 09, 2021

CMS News Alert | September 9, 2021

By |2021-09-10T13:33:18-04:00September 9th, 2021|Legislation|

Biden-Harris Administration to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Settings New action will protect patients of the 50,000 providers and over 17 million health care workers in Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant.  Facilities across the country should make efforts now to get health care staff vaccinated to make [...]

9 09, 2021

Advocacy in Action

By |2021-09-10T13:32:22-04:00September 9th, 2021|Legislation|

  AAOS Advocacy in Action Submitted comments to the regulatory agencies on Part I of the surprise billing rules issued to address implementation of the No Surprises Act.       Action Alert: Protect Access to Specialty Care     Orthopaedic surgeons, along with much of the physician community, are facing imminent cuts to Medicare payment. These cuts, when combined, will amount to an up to 10% reduction and would be significantly damaging to physician practices and access to [...]

8 09, 2021

September 8, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-10T13:31:27-04:00September 8th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Systematic Literature Review for Truncal, Lower Extremity Injuries in MLB Players A systematic review published in the August issue of the Journal of the AAOS: Global Research & Reviews ® evaluated current literature regarding truncal and lower-extremity orthopaedic injuries among MLB players. Forty-one studies met inclusion criteria. Research primarily reviewed hip and pelvis (16 percent), thigh (15 percent), truncal (14 percent), knee (13 percent), and ankle injuries (11 percent). Twenty-two percent used data from [...]

4 09, 2021

September 4, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-07T11:05:12-04:00September 4th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story The AAOS Now Daily Editions Are Available Online Now The AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting is over, but you can still find coverage of the highlights in AAOS Now Daily Editions, available online on the AAOS Now website! The magazines provide convenient access to meeting information and the high-quality education presented at the meeting, including previews and recaps of paper presentations, poster presentations, scientific exhibits, Instructional Course Lectures, symposia, and more. Be sure to revisit [...]

3 09, 2021

September 3, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-03T13:34:53-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, Wraps Up Presidency with Reflections on ‘Testing Our Mettle' On Thursday at the Your Academy session here in San Diego, AAOS Immediate Past President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, finally delivered the speech he had planned for the cancelled 2020 annual meeting. Dr. Bosco spoke about how the COVID-19 pandemic tested AAOS and the profession to its very limits, revealing how the underlying values and strengths of [...]

2 09, 2021

September 2, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-03T13:34:05-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Many Strides Yet to Go: The Imperative to Increase Diversity in Orthopaedics In a symposium yesterday, a panel of orthopaedic surgeons comprising mostly underrepresented minorities discussed racial disparities in orthopaedic surgery, from inequitable access to orthopaedic care to glaringly low numbers of racial and ethnic minorities in the profession. As moderator Toni M. McLaurin, MD, FAAOS, chief of orthopaedic service at Bellevue Hospital and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at NYU Langone Orthopedics [...]

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