From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: [Total joints edition] CMS delays major bundled payment initiatives, including CJR updates: 6 things to know | House GOP unveils changes to AHCA: 3 things to know | These factors impact knee replacement costs: 5 observations | Number of Medicare ASCs in 14 key specialties


March 22, 2017
1. CMS delays major bundled payment initiatives: 6 things to know  

2. House GOP unveils changes to AHCA: 3 things to know Full story 
3. These factors impact knee replacement costs: 5 observations Full story

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5. Number of Medicare ASCs in 14 key specialties Full story 

6. 5 factors to consider when deciding between anterior and posterior approach in hip replacements Full story 
7. Whitepaper: 2017 ASC Valuation Survey -- How Do ASC Companies Assess Value? Download here. 

8. 5 key thoughts on healthcare from Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky Full story  
9. Study: Surgical scorecards reduce supply chain costs by 6.5%, yield $836.1k in savings Full story  

10. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society President Dr. Patrick Smith key in state's new opioid guidelines Full story

11. Will international physicians boycott U.S. meetings & medical journals? Full story   

12. How lipid and statin impact revision surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair - 5 observations Full story 

13.  Trump calls for drug cost measure in AHCA Full story

14. Orthopedic specialist leader to know: Dr. Scott Raub of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Full story 
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20 Companies to Know
1. National Medical Billing Services:

2. Paradigm Spine:
3. North American Partners in Anesthesia:
4. Medline Industries, Inc.:
5. Zimmer Biomet:
6. Cardinal Health:
7. HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.: 
8. ECG Management Consultants:
9. Surgical Care Affiliates:
10. Pacira Pharmaceuticals: 
11. Collect RX:
12. Anesthesia Business Consultants:
13. Doc Halo:
14.Meridian Surgical Partners


15. Carl Zeiss Meditec:
17. Arthrex, Inc.
19. McKesson Medical Surgical
20. Regent Surgical Health

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