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Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015

In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will aim to associate half of all payments to the quality and value of health care provided.

Some of the changes that private insurers and the government are hoping to advance are the use of bundle payments, population-based payments and Accountable Care Organizations.

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Intratunnel femoral fixation of double-bundle ACL graft provides better instrumented knee laxity

March 30, 2015
Compared with extratunnel femoral fixation with cortical buttons, intratunnel femoral fixation of the double-bundle ACL graft from the cross-pin fixation technique…
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ConforMIS announces new generation total knee replacement

March 30, 2015
LAS VEGAS — ConforMIS has announced the new-generation iTotal CR total knee replacement, designed to improve procedural efficiency by further reducing the number…

Zimmer Holdings debuts mobile app for knee pain

March 29, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Zimmer Holdings has announced the debut of a new mobile app designed to serve as a resource for patients who use Gel-One Hyaluronate, according to a…
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Stryker launches new anterior cervical plating system

March 28, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Stryker Corporation’s Spine Division announced the launch of the Tempus, a new anterior cervical plating system, at the American Academy of…
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Low Prevalence of Isolated Medial Meniscal Tears in Young Females With Stable Knees

Orthopedics, March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 3
The information regarding isolated tears of the meniscus in stable knees (ie, without cruciate ligament tears)…
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A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants: November 2014

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants: November 2014

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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VIDEO: Zuckerman discusses the Bundled Payment Initiative

March 25, 2015
LAS VEGAS – At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter…
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