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Medical assistance in dying in Canada: one year later

Since the Canadian federal government introduced legislation governing medical assistance in dying (“MAiD”), the provinces and territories, which are responsible for the delivery of health care services in Canada, have adopted a variety of processes and procedures to deal with requests for MAiD. However, some questions and issues which have arisen with the legalization of … Continue reading

CMS issues final rule on mandatory bundled payment model for hip and knee surgeries

On November 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule implementing the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model. Under the CJR model, 67 acute care hospitals located in randomly selected metropolitan areas will receive bundled payments for services furnished to certain Medicare beneficiaries undergoing lower extremity joint … Continue reading