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CMS proposes rule to reduce number of mandatory participating areas in CJR model

August 16, 2017

Read the Perspective from Jack M. Bert, MD

CMS announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

According to a press release, the number of mandatory graphic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) would be reduced from 67 to 34. The proposal would also allow the remaining areas to participate on a voluntary basis, including all low-volume and rural hospitals.

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In patients with concurrent hip and spine pathology, does it matter which condition is corrected first?

Orthopedics Today, August 2017
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Aging spine poses challenges for acetabular cup positioning

Orthopedics Today, August 2017
Coordinated movements of the spine in conjunction with the pelvis and hip, known as the hip-spine connection, may adversely affect or limit both areas of the body…
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Tranexamic acid linked with reduced blood loss among patients undergoing THA

August 1, 2017
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Influence of Surgical Approach on Pelvic Lift in Hip Arthroplasty During Cup Insertion

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
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CME

Prevention of VTE Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Hemophilia Patients

The often debilitating condition of hemophilic arthropathy is treated with elective total joint arthroplasty. Little…
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