CNN reports House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act.
Houston-based KSF Orthopaedic Center opened its third location in north Houston.
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is collaborating with Long Island City, N.Y.-based Boston Biomotion to accelerate advances in the human performance and injury recovery field.
The California Healthcare Performance Information System's new website, CAqualityratings.org allows consumers to learn more about physicians throughout California.
With an increasing emphasis on technological advancements and innovative surgical techniques, surgeons face a constantly evolving cycle of learning and adapting. Therefore, when spine practices add new technologies and begin utilizing new surgical techniques, physicians, executives and surgical team members must constantly remain up to speed. Here's what healthcare professionals should know about adding new technology and techniques to spine practices.
Darien, Conn.-based Remedy Partners reported 7.7 percent savings achieved under Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.
Surgeons at Summit Orthopedics Vadnais Heights (Minn.) Surgery Center have performed hip and knee replacements on baby boomers over the last number of years at increasing rates thanks to patients' active lifestyles and ASCs' lower costs.
Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Health has added four neurosurgery specialists to its new neurosurgery specialty practice, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, according to Biz Journals.
Patricia McDougall Schick, MD, will now offer pediatric orthopedic care at Prevea Sheboygan (Wis.) Health Center, as reported by WHBL.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, MD, R-Tenn., is breaking ranks in leaning toward voting "no" on the GOP's ACA replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, according to The Commercial Appeal.
Based on 17 indicators of weight-related issues, WalletHub analysts pinpointed the cities with the most overweight residents.
A new orthopedic facility may be in the works following discussions between Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital and Lawrence-based OrthoKansas, according to ljworld.com.

13. AHCA puts 30M U.S. children at risk: 5 reasons why

Written by Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:21
In reshaping Medicaid funding, the AHCA may put approximately 40 percent of U.S. children at risk of losing healthcare insurance, according to U.S. News.
Healthcare providers continue to seek innovative technology to boost efficiency and ease administrative burden.
Nuance Communications and Epic partnered to create computer-assisted physician documentation capabilities within Epic's system.

16. CMS further delays orthopedic bundled payment updates

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:11
CMS further delayed the effective date of updates to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.
A study recently presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego showed statin use lowers the risk for failure of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair requiring revision surgery.  
On March 20, 2017, House Republicans revealed changes to the American Health Care Act, The Hill reports.
Merritt Hawkins' 2017 "Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times" reveals trends in physician appointment wait times and highlight several U.S. cities where wait times are especially slow or fast.
A Medscape study found comorbidities aren't the only cost-increasing factors in knee replacement surgeries.
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