Category: Medicare & Insurance

Racial Variation Apparent in Postoperative Care Following Knee Replacement Surgery

African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after undergoing a knee replacement procedure. Those under 65 were more also likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of the procedure, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

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Preserve Medicare for Physical Therapy to Reduce Falls, APTQI Urges

As part of the recent observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019, the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) calls upon the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to eliminate plans to impose an 8%, across-the-board cut to physical therapy services in 2021 in the proposed Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule for 2020.

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