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The Aug. 7 ar­ti­cle “Hos­pi­tals wary of CMS plan to cover joint re­place­ments in out­pa­tient cen­ters” (p. 20) in­cor­rectly stated that av­er­age Medi­care spend­ing per case for to­tal knee and hip re­place­ments was over $50,000. The costs in 2014 ranged from $16,500 to $33,000 per case.

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