Co-management arrangements between outside physicians and hospitals are ubiquitous in today’s value-based healthcare environment. It’s easy to understand why many institutions have turned to this methodology. Often, these agreements improve care and cut down on unnecessary variation, which, according to Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, accounts for around 30 percent of all healthcare costs. But before you shop...
Date/Time: Thurs., September 21, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM EST
Speaker: Gregory P. DeConciliis, Administrator at BOSS
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe
Many orthopedic surgeons and ambulatory surgery center operators are delighted with the CMS’ mid-July announcement that it’s considering paying for total knee and hip replacement procedures in outpatient settings. But lots of hospital leaders are not.
With the looming financial threat from the migration of lucrative hip and knee replacement procedures to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems have acquired ambulatory surgery centers or formed joint ventures with surgeons in these centers.
More than two-thirds of patients reported unused prescription opioids following surgery, and safe storage and disposal rarely occurred, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery that strongly suggests that overprescribing after surgery is fueling the nation’s opioid addiction and abuse crises.