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18 06, 2021

June 18, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-06-21T16:09:27+00:00June 18th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Surveys Black Orthopaedic Surgeons on Racial Discrimination in the Workplace A survey of Black orthopaedic surgeons published online in the Journal of the AAOS ® found that racial discrimination and diminished opportunity are “pervasive” in the workplace, and many surgeons experienced racial microaggressions in practice. Of the 274 Black surgeons practicing in the U.S. surveyed, 97 percent believed that Black orthopaedic surgeons face workplace discrimination and <20 percent felt that national orthopaedic organizational [...]

17 06, 2021

CMS News Alert | June 17, 2021

By |2021-06-18T17:48:27+00:00June 17th, 2021|Legislation|

News COVID-19: EUA for Sotrovimab Monoclonal Antibody Product COVID-19: EUA for Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Product Casirivimab & Imdevimab Men’s Health: Medicare Covers Preventive Services Compliance Hospice Care: Safeguards for Medicare Patients Events HCPCS Public Meeting — Begins July 7 MLN Matters® Articles Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes 0240U, 0241U, and 87637 Quarterly Update for the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) - October 2021 [...]

16 06, 2021

June 16, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-06-18T19:02:42+00:00June 16th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Do Patients with Medicare Have Increased 90-day Readmission after Short-stay TSA? A study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery found comparable rates of unplanned readmission after short-stay total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) between patients with Medicare versus private insurance. The researchers assessed 4,723 procedures (TSA, n=2,459; reverse TSA [RTSA], n=2,264). Patients with Medicare were not significantly more likely to experience unplanned 90-day readmissions compared to privately insured patients (3.6 percent [...]

16 06, 2021

Join CMS for our We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars

By |2021-06-18T17:46:51+00:00June 16th, 2021|Legislation|

The HHS We Can Do This campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for stakeholders to use to provide COVID-19 vaccine information to at-risk populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is partnering with the campaign to offer several webinars to walk through each toolkit and its resources and train [...]

14 06, 2021

June 14, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-06-18T19:03:26+00:00June 14th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Influences on Racial and Ethnic Differences in TKA Indication A retrospective study published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found that race did not predict disparities in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) indications, while comorbidity burden and preoperative baseline differences was more strongly associated with differences in indications. Researchers identified 54,582 patients from a large surgical registry (Caucasian, 83.2 percent; African American, 9.2 percent; Hispanic, 4.5 percent; Asian, [...]

11 06, 2021

June 11, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-06-18T19:04:07+00:00June 11th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Reduced Dislocation Risk after THA with Dual-mobility Components A systematic review published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found a lower risk of complications in total hip arthroplasty (THA) with dual-mobility components (DMC) versus hemiarthroplasty (HA) or conventional THA (CTHA) for femoral neck fractures. Eighteen studies were included. In noncomparative studies where DMC was used alone, dislocation occurred in 1.2 percent of patients. In comparative studies, relative [...]

11 06, 2021

CMS News Alert | June 11, 2021

By |2021-06-18T17:43:52+00:00June 11th, 2021|Legislation|

Join CMS for our We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars The HHS We Can Do This campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for stakeholders to use to provide COVID-19 vaccine information to at-risk populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is partnering with the campaign to [...]

10 06, 2021

Advocacy in Action

By |2021-06-18T19:10:24+00:00June 10th, 2021|Legislation|

    Expressed our support to U.S. House and Senate leads on the Telehealth Modernization Act and the CONNECT for Health Act. Both pieces of legislation are in line with AAOS principles on telehealth and make significant improvements to Medicare's geographic and origination site requirements for these services.         AAOS News Recap of Orthopaedic Advocacy Week From May 24-28, AAOS members amplified year-long advocacy efforts on behalf of the musculoskeletal community during Orthopaedic Advocacy Week. The first-ever completely [...]

9 06, 2021

June 9, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-06-09T23:16:56+00:00June 9th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: High Postoperative Complications with Multiligamentous Knee Reconstruction An analysis of 15 years of data on multiligamentous knee surgery performed at a single academic institution found a high rate of early postoperative and low intraoperative complications, according to a retrospective study published online in Arthroscopy. In total, 301 knees (n = 296 patients) treated between 2005 and 2019 were assessed. Eleven intraoperative complications occurred in nine knees (3.0 percent) and 136 complications occurred within [...]

9 06, 2021

CMS News Alert | June 9, 2021

By |2021-06-09T22:34:43+00:00June 9th, 2021|Legislation|

Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations by Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, CMS announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. This announcement further demonstrates continued efforts of the Biden-Harris Administration to meet people where they are and make it as easy as possible for all Americans [...]

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