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Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017

The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), and thus deemed the Graham-Cassidy proposal, has gained growing disapproval from several health care organizations, including the AMA and the American College of Physicians.

Within the past week, the AMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP) sent separate letters to the Senators conveying their strong opposition to the bill, citing as main concerns the loss of health care insurance for millions of Americans and its failure to “first, do no harm” to patients. The associations also urged the Senate to reject the legislation and reiterated recommendations to ensure affordable, quality coverage that is accessible to all patients across the country.

In the Journals

Poor diagnostic validity found with synovial PMMA spacer aspiration for detection of PJI

September 21, 2017
Synovial polymethylmethacrylate spacer aspiration had poor diagnostic validity in detecting persistent periprosthetic joint infection before total knee arthroplasty…
FDA News

FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other information systems…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing…
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Rates of hip fracture, subsequent 1-year mortality differ by race

September 21, 2017
The incidence of hip fracture is highest among white men and lowest among Asian men, with Asian men also experiencing lower 1-year mortality risk than white, Hispanic…
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Extent and Morbidity of Lateralization of a Trochanteric Fixation Nail Blade

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, August 18, 2017
This study examined the incidence and risk factors associated with lateral helical blade migration and trochanteric…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled payments, the idea of paying a single price for a bundle of goods and services, is a financial concept familiar…
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American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
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