Video Summary: Cost Analysis of Conversion TKA

A video summary is available with the new study by Denyer et al. in JBJS: 

Cost Analysis of Conversion Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Multi-Institutional Database Study 

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As concluded by the authors: “The current billing guidelines lead to lower compensation for convTKA [conversion total knee arthroplasty] despite its increased complexity. The longer operative time, higher complication rate, and increased resource utilization may incentivize providers to avoid performing this operation. CPT [Current Procedural Terminology] code revaluation is warranted to reflect the time and effort associated with this procedure.” 

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