December 13, 2018

Orthopedic experts urge caution when starting total knee service lines

By: Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BSJ, RN

Total joint replacements contribute hefty profits to hospitals and healthcare systems. Once the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) starts reimbursing surgery centers—as is done for hospital outpatient surgery departments (HOPDs)—the competition between hospitals, HOPDs, and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) will intensify.

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