CMS Adds Total Hip to ASC Covered List, Eliminates Inpatient Only List

In finalizing its payment rules for 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made multiple announcements that could impact where orthopedic care is delivered.

For 2021, CMS added total hip replacement to the list of procedures covered by ASCs—a decision that precedes total knee replacement. Additionally, the agency said it...

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Carolyn LaWell is ORTHOWORLD's Chief Content Officer. She joined ORTHOWORLD in 2012 to oversee its editorial and industry education. She previously served in editor roles at B2B magazines and newspapers.

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