NerdWallet cost and quality findings on orthopedic surgeons based on newly released Medicare physician data.
Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.
Health Affairs Abstract: Survey Finds Few Orthopedic Surgeons Know The Costs Of The Devices They Implant
A study published in Health Affairs found that many physicians are unaware of the costs of the devices they implant. This is a problem because device costs account for a huge portion of an orthopedic procedure, which is heavily paid for by Medicare.