Andy Murray Announces Retirement from Tennis

Britain’s former number one ranked professional tennis player, Andy Murray, has announced that he will retire from tennis at the end of the year “due to severe pain in his hip,” according to the New Scientist. After two hip surgeries, Murray is considering resurfacing...

How Anthem Letter Triggered CPT Review

Orthopedics This Week published an article, “Anthem Lobbying Hard to Slash TKA, THA Pay,” which provides in-depth insight on the previously reported CMS call for review of seven potentially misvalued CPT codes. The article explains that the call for review was...

Prior Authorization Burdens Add Up

A 2017 survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) showed that physicians report an increase in prior authorization (PA) burdens imposed by insurance companies and other payers. In the survey, 84% of physicians responded that the burden associated with PAs is...

What Patients are Reading: Reps in the OR

The topic of whether industry representatives should be allowed in surgical operating rooms was recently discussed on the National Public Radio “All Things Considered” program. The accompanying article weighs the pros and cons of having representatives of hip and knee...

DEA Alert: Extortion Scam

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued an alert regarding registrants receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their telephone number on...
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