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Ortho Leader to Know: William “Bill” Munley, MHSA

William “Bill” Munley, MHSA, is a leading figure in the...

Ortho Leader to Know: Dr. Steven Schutzer

Dr. Steven Schutzer is an orthopedic surgeon and the medical director at the...

Behind Bundled Payments, Unintended Consequences Lurk

Bundled-payments contracts for hip and knee replacement surgeries can reduce costs without sacrificing quality, but policymakers must beware unintended consequences, according to a research paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

Access to Joint Care: Q&A with Dr. Keith Berend of Joint Implant Surgeons

Keith Berend, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the New Albany, Ohio-based Joint Implant Surgeons, discusses joint procedures in the United States.

Hospitals in bundled care initiative had greater decline in Medicare payments for joint replacement

Hospitals that participated in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement...

The next five years — How orthopedic practices will evolve: Q&A with Dr. Michael Oberlander

Michael Oberlander, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist from Walnut Creek, Calif., and editorial board member for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He discusses meniscus repair surgery and what it will take to build a successful business practice in the coming years.

Ortho Leader to Know: Maureen Geary

Maureen Geary has extensive experience working in the field of healthcare...

Shorter LOS, decreased hospital costs seen with IV acetaminophen, opioids vs opioids alone

Results from a study published in Advances in Therapy demonstrated post-orthopedics surgery pain treated with opioids and intravenous acetaminophen compared with just opioids alone was correlated with a shorter hospital length of stay and decrease in hospital costs.

Surgery Center Offers Same-Day Total Hip & Knee Replacement

There’s a new procedure at a Eugene surgery center that helps patients spend less time in the hospital and more time on their feet. The Renew Total Joint Replacement program is the first of its kind being offered at Slocum Surgery Center.

AAOS objects to CMS’ mandatory bundled payment model: 5 notes

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons submitted a four-page letter to the House Budget Committee hearing on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, which took place Sept. 7. In the letter, AAOS raised concerns about how the new Medicare bundled payment model for joint replacement surgery, which began in April, would impact orthopedic payments.