- •Between 2009 and 2019, inflation-adjusted payments from Medicare to hospitals declined by 11.5% for THA and 13.4% for TKA.
- •Total hospital reimbursements, which include Medicare payments and beneficiary copayments, declined by 6.5% for THA and 7.7% for TKA over the same period.
- •Surgeons’ fees declined by 13.1% for THA and 18.9% for TKA over the study period.
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