The Benefits of Starting an Orthopedic Service Line

By on Aug 9, 2013 | 0 comments

So you’ve been tasked with starting a service line, or your hospital is looking into the concept as a possible strategy. Why is an orthopedic service line a good idea and what benefits can you expect?

With increased reimbursement pressures coming in the form of bundled payments and quality outcomes measures, as well as increased competition for patients, service lines can provide benefits in two main areas:

1. Streamlined Process: When all resources and personnel are driven around a single system instead of being divided across departments, the process can be fine-tuned to drive out waste and improve staff efficiencies.

2. Marketing benefits: The act of forming a service line can be used to position your hospital as having a “center of excellence” to target more of the profitable patients you are seeking.

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