Long-Term Care

TKA removed from Medicare IPO list: Implications for SNFs

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, March 15, 2019

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In the final 2018 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule released by CMS, total knee arthroplasty, also known as total knee replacement (TKA/TKR), was removed from the Medicare in-patient-only (IPO) list. The IPO list includes pro-cedures that are only paid under the hospital inpa-tient prospective payment system.

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