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CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015

CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care delivery system to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people, the agency announced in a blog post.

“This report is a comprehensive assessment of quality measures used by CMS,” Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for innovation and quality, and chief medical officer at CMS, wrote in the blog. “It examines the effectiveness and impact of measurement and demonstrates our commitment to achieving optimal results from our quality measurement programs.”

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Preparing for ICD-10 implementation

March 3, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Damian Novak, BS, MBA, discusses how orthopedic surgeons can begin preparing for the implementation of the ICD-10…
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Inferior offset glenosphere reduces scapular notching in RSA

March 3, 2015
Researchers found the incidence of scapular notching in reverse shoulder arthroplasty was reduced as a result of the inferior offset glenosphere created by a glenosphere…
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Study shows acupuncture patients have less back pain when less afraid of physical activity

March 3, 2015
Upon investigating the psychological covariates of longitudinal changes in back-related disability among patients undergoing acupuncture, researchers found…
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i-FACTOR bone graft material demonstrates equal or greater efficacy vs. autograft for PLIF

March 3, 2015
In a 2-year study examining the use of i-FACTOR bone graft material in posterior lumbar interbody fusion, researchers found the alternative material had equal or greater…
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C1–C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation for Treatment of Old Odontoid Fractures

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Nonunion and C1–C2 instability of odontoid fractures usually result from delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

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There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Steinmann talks studies of interest from ASSH

February 23, 2015
BOSTON — Scott P. Steinmann, MD, discusses the findings and clinical relevance to orthopedic surgeons of multiple…
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