FDA Cracks Down on Stem Cell Clinics

The New York Times reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued letters to clinics offering stem cell injections in a clinic setting. The FDA is giving the cited clinics until November 2020 to contact federal regulators. Patients with arthritis pain...

Hip, Knee Societies Acquire CCJR

A joint statement by The Hip Society and The Knee Society announced the acquisition of the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement course started in 1983 by A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil (Oxon) of the Current Concepts Institute. The program takes place twice a year and will...

BCBS Claims-Based Study Issued on TJR

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....

Andy Murray Announces Retirement from Tennis

Britain’s former number one ranked professional tennis player, Andy Murray, has announced that he will retire from tennis at the end of the year “due to severe pain in his hip,” according to the New Scientist. After two hip surgeries, Murray is considering resurfacing...

How Anthem Letter Triggered CPT Review

Orthopedics This Week published an article, “Anthem Lobbying Hard to Slash TKA, THA Pay,” which provides in-depth insight on the previously reported CMS call for review of seven potentially misvalued CPT codes. The article explains that the call for review was...
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