AAOS Now, AAOS Now Special Edition 2020
Higher Facility Costs Do Not Improve THA and TKA Outcomes
Costs associated with total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) vary significantly at different facilities. A study presented as part of the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience compared short-term outcomes of THAs and TKAs performed at higher- versus lower-cost facilities and observed no significant differences.
Hip Fractures: Medicare ‘Paid Less for Doing More’
A study that evaluated actual Medicare reimbursement to hospitals for care of hip fracture patients utilizing the three hip fracture admission types from 2011 to 2016 found that the mean episodic Medicare reimbursement to hospitals decreased by nearly 10 percent and more than $2,000 per episode for hip fracture patients with major medical comorbidities.
Direct-to-consumer Advertising of Stem Cell Therapy Is Subpar
More healthcare practices are offering stem cell therapy (SCT) as part of their services for musculoskeletal treatments.
Value of Bundled TJR: A Perspectives Analysis
A study that was presented as part of the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience assessed how the value of bundled total joint replacement (TJR) differs among patients, payers/employers, and hospitals/providers.