May 09, 2019
Congratulations to Christopher Dy, MD, MPH on his receipt of an Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)/Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Clinical Practice Award for his project, "Two State Comparison of Total Joint Arthroplasty After Medicaid Expansion."
Manuscripts eligible for the OREF/CCJR Clinical Practice Award must discuss completed investigations that focus on health care policy, clinical outcomes, or translational research, and have an immediate impact on the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Dr. Dy presented his work at the CCJR spring meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, where international and national thought leaders in the field of total joint arthroplasty gather. In the award-winning paper (recently published in Journal of Arthroplasty), Dr. Dy and colleagues examined the impact of Medicaid expansion on utilization of total hip and knee arthroplasty in Illinois (which expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act) relative to Missouri (which did not expand Medicaid).