joint replacement

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3 Reasons Providers Need to Manage the Entire Episode of Care

Preparing for the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Project The most important takeaway from the latest CMS effort to rein in costs, achieve positive patient outcomes and lower hospital readmission rates and complication rates is that hospitals must now manage the entire episode of care. CMS’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) bundled-payment program mandates […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Will travel for good outcomes: Walmart, Lowe’s offer employees no-cost joint replacements at 4 hospitals

Walmart and Lowe’s are no strangers to trying new approaches to reducing their healthcare costs. This time the two mega-employers having joined other companies and a non-profit coalition to provide financial incentive for employees to choose high-quality providers for their joint replacement surgeries. Companies that are part of the newly formed Employers Centers of Excellence […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Shock absorbers for the human body? Implant could help active patients avoid total knee replacements longer

Think shock absorbers for the human body. Moximed could help active and young patients who have osteoarthritis prolong the amount of time before total knee replacement. The Heyward, Calif.-based company’s Kinespring Knee Implant System is a medical device that absorbs part of the load put on the knee, without changing anatomy. The device is positioned […]