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3 Takeaways from the Annual Meeting of AAOS

payment_iStock_stephan_zabelA sea change is occurring in the way joint replacement surgery is performed and reimbursed in the U.S. On April 1, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model that by which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay hospitals in 67 metropolitan statistical areas a fixed amount for the entire episode of joint replacement that stretches from 72 hours prior to surgery through 90 days after the procedure.

After attending the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, where the topic was discussed thoroughly, these three conclusions can be safely made about what the future holds.

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