With the release of the CMS 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems proposed rule, CMS has sought input on the removal of total hip arthroplasty from the IPO list. AAHKS member Jeffrey D. Angel, MD, MFin published an article in AAOS Now that provides an overview of the impact to patients, surgeons and hospitals that has been seen with the removal of TKA, which could continue with the removal of THA. Read the story here.

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