Jul 12

New Medicare Proposal Aims to make Knee and Hip Replacements Even Easier

By MD for Seniors

Knee and hip replacement procedures are incredibly common, especially among older adults. The U.S. government recently outlined a new policy that would make these surgeries even more successful.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has unveiled a new program aimed at creating new protocols for treating patients following knee and hip replacement surgeries. The proposal – called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement – would reform payment policies for older adults. Likewise, the CMS reported that CJR would provide a framework for following-up with patients in an effort to minimize complications or adverse health effects.

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