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Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017

The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower phase out of Medicaid expansion and funding cost-sharing exchange plans for 2 years.

“The most important take away is that both the House and Senate versions make efforts to stabilize the insurance market — the non-employer, individual insurance markets — in various ways,” Kristine Blackwood, from the international law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, told Healio.com. “There should largely be stability for the next couple of years until some of the changes in the bill would take effect. Most of the coverage changes are pushed out to 2020 and beyond.”

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Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

June 22, 2017
positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing…
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Similar clinical outcomes seen with hybrid-CDA, ACDF for patients with congenital cervical stenosis

June 22, 2017
Investigators of this study found in patients with myelopathy due to congenital cervical stenosis, hybrid-cervical disc arthroplasty had similar clinical improvements as…
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Study supports low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for treatment of fracture nonunions

June 22, 2017
Findings from this systematic review and meta-analysis indicated low-intensity pulsed ultrasound may be a viable alternative treatment for fracture nonunions…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse…
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Three-Dimensional Templating for Acetabular Component Alignment During Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Online Advanced Release, May 31, 2017
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

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