Shifting From Volume to Value in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement
Jul09

Shifting From Volume to Value in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

By 2030, total hip replacements are expected to grow by 179% to 572,000, and total knee replacements are expected to grow by 673% to 3.48 million, according to the 2007 study by Steve Kurtz, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). This study was done to determine what the future manpower needs would be to supply orthopedics to the growing population, explains Dr. James M. Weiss, President, Orthopedic Surgery at the...

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Redesigning the Total Joint Replacement Program Across the Continuum of Care: Part 2
Jun29

Redesigning the Total Joint Replacement Program Across the Continuum of Care: Part 2

All patients have different needs – how can you ensure the best possible outcome for each individual? “The truth is, patients are more alike than they are different,” says Sarah K. Mondano, Director of Musculoskeletal Services at Indian River Medical Center. “One of the beauties of standardized care is that 95% of the care happens automatically, and the 5% that’s left is really customized for that patient.” At the 2018 Musculoskeletal...

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Redesigning the Total Joint Replacement Program Across the Continuum of Care: Part 1
Jun20

Redesigning the Total Joint Replacement Program Across the Continuum of Care: Part 1

One of the largest drivers of patient dissatisfaction with joint replacement is the uncertainty as to what to expect at all points along the care pathways. The staff at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida, learned this the hard way. For many years, orthopedic surgery was performed at the hospital, but it wasn’t a service line. As a result, the hospital was losing market share. Patients were happy with their surgeon, but...

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4 Steps to Achieving Managed Care Bundled Payment Arrangements
Jun12

4 Steps to Achieving Managed Care Bundled Payment Arrangements

Only 3% of hospitals have managed care or direct-to-employer bundled plans in place, according to the Third Annual Joint Replacement Benchmark report conducted by OrthoServiceLine in 2016. While government bundled payments have been trialed for nearly a decade, insurance companies and corporations are only recently entering this arena (with a few exceptions).  According to Bill Munley, Hospital Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for...

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6 Steps to Developing a Data-Driven Post-Acute Network: Part 2 of 2
Jun08

6 Steps to Developing a Data-Driven Post-Acute Network: Part 2 of 2

At the 2018 Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit, Zabkiewicz discussed the importance of developing a post-acute network in value-based care, sharing key insights on how to recognize top performing providers in your market, as well as how to influence providers with meaningful data points. In Part 2 of this series, we’re sharing the final three steps that were essential in developing a data-driven post-acute network for the OrthoIllinois...

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