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“NYU Langone Medical Center’s TJA BPCI Experience: Lessons in How to Maximize Value”
Speaker: Richard Iorio, MD, is the William and Susan Jaffe Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Adult Reconstruction at New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases
Date/Time: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Total knee replacements are done thousands of times a year, restoring mobility and easing pain. But in the rare case where something goes wrong, it can be devastating. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, Hazel Atkinson nearly lost her leg after knee surgery and a doctor had to step in and save it.
Outpatient knee replacement is a step closer to the mainstream after a government committee recommended Monday that the procedure be removed from Medicare’s inpatient-only list.
The state of minimally invasive spine surgery: Dr. Frank Phillips on devices, payment & outpatient ASCs
Minimally invasive techniques are more refined than they were even five years ago and device companies along with surgeons continue to innovate in the space.
Researchers analyzed the costs associated with various spine and orthopedic surgery adverse events, according to a study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Since payers are not responsible for “never events,” hospitals must bear the financial responsibility of these complications.
Wouldn’t you like to know how your orthopedic program stacks up against others across the U.S.? The third annual survey has been revamped and results will be published in October.
In the past month, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute launched an “Excellence in Joint Replacement” program, designed to speed healing and improve a patient’s recovery. The program’s trial run started in July and the formal start was Tuesday.
The Doctors Company recently released a closed claims study examining medical malpractice claims against orthopedists. The study looked at 1,895 claims against orthopedists that closed between 2007 and 2014 including all claims and lawsuits in which an orthopedist was named a defendant.
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US is part of a list of criteria for QualityPath designation. To receive this esteemed designation for knee and total hip replacement from The Alliance, hospitals and surgeons are required to be AJRR participants.
The breadth and acuity of outpatient orthopedic procedures has increased greatly with the advancement of technology and pain management procedures. Five ambulatory surgery center stakeholders discuss the latest trends in the field of outpatient orthopedics.