State Variation in Medicaid Reimbursements for Orthopaedic Surgery

  title={State Variation in Medicaid Reimbursements for Orthopaedic Surgery},
  author={Ramin Lalezari and A. Pozen and C. Dy},
  journal={The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery},
Background: Medicaid reimbursements are determined by each state and are subject to variability. We sought to quantify this variation for commonly performed inpatient orthopaedic procedures. Methods: The 10 most commonly performed inpatient orthopaedic procedures, as ranked by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample, were identified for study. Medicaid reimbursement amounts for those procedures were benchmarked to state Medicare reimbursement amounts in 3… Expand
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