February 1998 AAOS Report

Proposed changes for 100 procedures on home page

An updated list of the 100 most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures and their proposed reimbursement changes under HCFA’s new practice expense values for Medicare reimbursements can be found in the "What’s New This Week" section of the Academy’s home page at http://www.aaos.org. The table entitled "1997-1998 Medicare payment changes for top 100 orthopaedic procedures" lists the estimated impact on total Medicare payments by detailing estimates for in- and out-of-office services; total payments of the 110 percent practice expense cap; and total payments of the new conversion factor.

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