Joint Replacements

Study: Inpatient rehab not needed for patients living alone after joint replacement

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A new study undermines the idea that patients who live alone need inpatient rehabilitation care after knee or hip replacement surgery.

Shoulder soreness linked to heart disease

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Lifting nursing home residents may lead to staff blaming their shoulder soreness on physical strain. But a new study indicates shoulder joint pain symptoms may be linked to cardiovascular problems. Lifting nursing home residents may lead to staff blaming their shoulder soreness on physical strain. But a new study indicates shoulder joint pain symptoms may be linked to cardiovascular problems.

Uniform data collection key for SNF cost containment

Uniform data collection key for SNF cost containment

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When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in July that it was implementing a system of bundled payments for knee and hip operations in 75 geographic areas of the country, it prompted CFOs and accountants at many skilled nursing facilities to ask themselves an awkward question: What is our share of the episode cost to CMS, and what does this procedure actually cost us?

TN providers team up with insurers for bundled payment program for joint replacements

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In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.