If you have received a vaccination, hip replacement or chemotherapy without suffering toxic shock, chances are you have benefited from a vast bloodletting of horseshoe crabs.
Consumers who search online for prices of common medical procedures may be disappointed by what they find, a U.S. study suggests.
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine shows the promise of stem cells for growing new cartilage to replace the tissue damaged by osteoarthritis or injury. That’s good news for the rapidly growing number of people undergoing knee and hip replacements each year nearly a million […]
Medicare wants to start paying hospitals fixed amounts for hip and knee replacements, rather than letting providers bill individually for each surgical and recovery service provided to older Americans, health officials said Thursday. The proposal, which would apply to two of the most common procedures for Medicare beneficiaries, is another step by the Obama administration […]
The U.S. agency that runs federally funded health insurance programs has proposed restructuring payments for hip and knee replacement surgeries, some of the most common surgeries received by patients covered by the plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) invited providers on Thursday to comment on a proposal that would hold hospitals in […]