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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015

The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post.

“Testing allows us to identify areas of improvement, and we will work with outside entities and stakeholders to improve those very small deficiencies identified,” Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator for the CMS, said in the post. “And we will continue to do testing, especially in those areas we identify as needing improvement.”

Brad Lee promoted to president and CEO of Breg

February 26, 2015
Breg recently announced the promotion of Brad Lee to president and CEO of the company.

Lee brings 22 years of experience in the medical device industry to his new…

Six important government approvals for your practice

February 26, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted six stories of drugs and devices receiving government approval to keep your practice up-to-date. 
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Floseal Hemostatic Matrix may improve blood-loss control in TKA

February 26, 2015
Use of Floseal Hemostatic Matrix in total knee arthroplasty safely provided improved control of blood loss and reduced the predicted probability of postoperative blood…
In the Journals

Distal femoral skeletal traction may offer less pain during and after immobilization

February 26, 2015
Compared with long-leg splinting, distal femoral skeletal traction did not result in detectable knee dysfunction after insertion and resulted in less pain during and…
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Resection and Reconstruction of Pelvic Bone Tumors

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
The objective of this study was to assess outcome and recurrence rate after limb-salvage surgery with reconstruction…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015
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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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