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...
In the world of elective orthopedic surgeries, the stakes are just as high. Studies have shown that up to 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome following total knee replacement, and that satisfaction was highly correlated with patient expectations.
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.