According to a review just released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, medical claims data from 2010-2017 show an increase in volume and cost of planned total joint replacements. The review also looked at data for inpatient vs. outpatient surgeries. HealthLeaders Media reports on the CMS rule that removed total knee replacement from the inpatient only list citing our recent AAHKS member poll and noting that the move does not require total knee arthroplasty be performed in an outpatient setting. The article also discussed and the move towards value-based reimbursement. Full story.

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