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24 09, 2020

CMS News Alert | September 24, 2020

By |2020-09-24T17:26:11+00:00September 24th, 2020|Legislation|

News CMS to Expand Successful Ambulance Program Integrity Payment Model Nationwide Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier COVID-19: Maintaining Safety, Critical Care Load-Balancing, & Behavioral Health National Cholesterol Education Month & World Heart Day Claims, Pricers & Codes Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims Events CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management Call — September 24 MLN Matters® Articles 2021 Annual Update of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes for Skilled Nursing Facility [...]

23 09, 2020

September 23, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-09-24T17:42:24+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Assesses Return to Sport, Satisfaction After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation A retrospective study published in the September issue of Arthroscopy analyzed outcomes among meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) patients. Of 117 MAT patients treated between 2013 and 2015, 87 were available at an average 3.64 years of follow-up. Significant clinical improvements were observed in the whole cohort; 77 percent of patients were satisfied with their results. Three-quarters of patients who played sports preoperatively returned to [...]

21 09, 2020

September 21, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-09-22T17:40:50+00:00September 21st, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates THA in Young Patients with Osteonecrosis and Hematological Disease A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty assessed long-term outcomes for young patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for hematological disease. Seventy-five THAs performed in 45 patients for osteonecrosis after BMT were matched to 75 THAs performed in 58 patients with idiopathic ONFH without hematological disease. Outcomes [...]

18 09, 2020

September 18, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-09-21T17:45:58+00:00September 18th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Education Council Volunteer Positions The Education Council has three open positions: CME Courses Program Chair position—applications are accepted until Oct. 1 Resident Member position (post-graduate year-3 resident-at-large)—applications are accepted until Oct. 1 Chair Designee position—applications are accepted until Oct. 16 Learn more and submit applications…(member login required)         In Other News Study Assesses Intramedullary Nail Starting Point A study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the [...]

18 09, 2020

CMS News Alert | September 18, 2020

By |2020-09-21T16:53:06+00:00September 18th, 2020|Legislation|

CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency CMS Announces Transformative New Model of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Kidney Disease CMS Announces Innovative Payment Model to Improve Care, Lower Costs for Cancer Patients CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency On September 17, CMS issued revised guidance providing detailed recommendations on ways nursing homes can safely facilitate visitation during the coronavirus [...]

17 09, 2020

CMS News Alert | September 17, 2020

By |2020-09-17T18:39:32+00:00September 17th, 2020|Legislation|

News SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Measure: Submit Comments by October 14 Participate in Medical Documentation Interoperability Pilot COVID-19 Lessons Learned & Infectious Disease Surge Annex Template Healthy Aging® Month: Discuss Preventive Services with Your Patients Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Events Dementia Care Call — September 22 MLN Matters® Articles October 2020 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System New Waivers for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) due [...]

17 09, 2020

CMS News Alert | September 17, 2020

By |2020-09-18T15:10:35+00:00September 17th, 2020|Legislation|

Independent Nursing Home COVID-19 Commission Findings Validate Unprecedented Federal Response CMS Offers Comprehensive Support for Oregon due to Wildfires Protect Yourself & Your Patients from Flu this Season Independent Nursing Home COVID-19 Commission Findings Validate Unprecedented Federal Response On September 16, CMS received the final report from the independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (Commission), which was facilitated by MITRE. CMS also released an overview of the robust public health actions the agency has [...]

16 09, 2020

September 16, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-09-17T15:54:44+00:00September 16th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Analyzes Cost-effectiveness of Dual Mobility Bearings in Revision THA A study published in the September issue of The Bone & Joint Journal found that, compared to single bearings, dual mobility bearings were cost-effective in revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). A Markov model was created to calculate expected costs and benefits of dual mobility versus single bearing implants. At a minimum five-year follow-up, dual mobility bearings were cost-effective in patients aged 55 years or [...]

15 09, 2020

CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based Care to Improve Quality of Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

By |2020-09-15T20:30:31+00:00September 15th, 2020|Legislation|

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid directors designed to advance the adoption of value-based care strategies across their healthcare systems and align provider incentives across payers. Under value-based care, providers are reimbursed based on their ability to improve quality of care in a cost-effective manner or lower costs while maintaining standards of care, rather than the volume of care they provide.  Value-based care arrangements may also permit providers to address [...]

14 09, 2020

September 14, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-09-15T16:20:57+00:00September 14th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for OrthoInfo Editor-in-Chief Position OrthoInfo, the AAOS patient education website, is seeking an editor-in-chief to help guide its continued success. The website is a leading online resource for orthopaedic information; approximately 2.5 million internet users from around the world visit OrthoInfo each month. The website features more than 400 articles and videos on orthopaedic conditions, surgical procedures, nonsurgical treatments, and injury prevention. The editor-in-chief leads the OrthoInfo Editorial Board in content development, recruits new [...]