Innovative surgeons have been performing short-stay hip and knee procedures for many years.   That being said, outpatient joint replacement surgery volumes are still small–with the lack of reimbursement coverage as only one reason.  Questions about surgical technique, assistive technologies, recovery protocols, and patient selection also remain. What is a surgeon to do? Should you waitRead More

In 2014, Medicare reduced the surgeon fees for hip and knee replacements as follows: TKA from $1553 in 2013 to $1325 in 2014.  A 14.6% decrease. THA from $1453 in 2013 to $1325 in 2014.  An 8.8% decrease.  What does that mean to you? For surgeons, it means you have to perform an additional 30-50Read More

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