Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model introduced a new measurement for joint replacement programs, the Composite Quality Score. How this score is calculated is a bit complicated, so here’s a breakdown of how it works:
It’s been a year of changes for orthopedics in 2016. The industry continues to shift rapidly. Here are the top 10 links people were clicking on within OrthoServiceLine.com:
The health and fitness-tracking craze has taken the world by storm. There’s something about the ability to monitor your distances, speeds, incline, calories burned and heart rate that just gets the blood pumping. When I wear my Fitbit strapped to my wrist, I feel motivated, energetic, and ready to conquer the day.
Colleen R. Walsh, DNP, RN, ONC, ONP-C, CNS, ACNP-BC is the president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) and was formally inducted on May 24, 2016. She is an assistant professor of nursing at University of Southern Indiana.
Healthcare has changed and continues to change, particularly as pertains to alignment of interests (payors, providers, patients). Movement from a transactional model to a true patient-level (value) model is a huge undertaking and not one that can be accomplished overnight. A forum, as this one, that encourages discussion and collaboration among formerly independent parties is important.
In the market share war for orthopedics, outpatient joints will only raise the stakes. So here are 5 lessons on war strategy learned from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones”: