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Mayo Clinic in Florida Recognized for High-Quality, Cost-Effective Transplant Care

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has been recognized as one of the first facilities in the nation to receive the Blue Distinction Centers+SM designation in the area of transplant care. Awarded through Florida Blue as part of a national program from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, the [...]

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Knee Replacement Can Be Reasonable Option Even for Older Adults

Knee Replacement Can Be Reasonable Option Even for Older Adults November 9, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 72 years old and need a knee replacement. Is this safe at my age? Will I be able to do the same activities after I have recovered from surgery? Answer: If you [...]

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Superobese Struggle with Hip and Knee Replacement

Common sense suggests that extra body weight severely stresses bones and joints. But until the findings of a new Mayo Clinic study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, no one had reported how this higher, unprecedented level of obesity [...]

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Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic Introduce Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic jointly announce a new collaboration aimed at providing the utmost in quality care for knee replacement patients in Florida. The two Florida health care leaders are teaming up to create a bundled payment agreement specific to the treatment of knee replacement surgery. [...]

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Lower-Income Patients Fare Better Than Wealthier After Knee Replacement, Mayo Finds

WASHINGTON — Patients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more, research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than [...]

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Extending Bundled Payment Program for Knee Replacement in Florida

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic announced they are continuing their collaboration aimed at providing health care for patients in Florida. Specifically, the two Florida health care leaders are continuing their bundled payment agreement for the treatment of knee replacement surgery for Florida Blue's members. Click here for news release. Journalists: Sound bites [...]

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