The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) removed total knee arthroplasty from Medicare’s inpatient-only (IPO) list for the 2018 final rule. However, this does not mean that Medicare will pay for TKA in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) produced the following FAQs to answer questions. Click here to view it.
Click here to read TOA’s summary of the final rule.