CMS Releases Proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule for 2015. You can read highlights of the proposed rule and access a link to view the full version here. CMS will accept public comments on the rule until September 2, 2014, and the organization is expected to release the final fee schedule on or before November 1, 2014.
ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer Depending on the Type of Ligament Material
A new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) found that the material used to create a new ligament in ACL reconstruction surgery greatly affects the longevity of the reconstruction. The study found that tissue harvested from a tissue bank was more likely to fail than tissue harvested from the patient. Read more about this study and how it affects young athletes here.