Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care
Nov27

Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care

The American College of Perioperative Medicine hosts the Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care, February 9-11, 2018, in Newport Beach, CA. An immersion weekend that covers the operational, financial and clinical aspects of orthopedics practice, the conference is an opportunity to learn more about the Perioperative Surgical Home – Enhanced Recovery model. OrthoServiceLine.com is pleased to sponsor this...

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8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program
Nov16

8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program

Applying to the Joint Commission for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery can do a lot for your TJR program. In our recent webinar featuring CHI St. Alexius and The Bone & Joint Center, 45% of the participants were interested in the marketing benefits of Advanced Certification. Meeting the requirements of certification also offers an excellent framework for improving the quality of patient care....

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Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement:  Q&A
Nov10

Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement: Q&A

The Bone & Joint Center is an independent, physician owned orthopedic surgical specialty clinic performing over 800 elective knee and hip replacement procedures annually. CHI St. Alexius is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement. In April 2017, they received advanced certification for these two surgeries from the Joint Commission. We spoke with Mark Johnson, CHI St Alexius’ total joint program...

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How to develop a spine center of excellence
Oct15

How to develop a spine center of excellence

Developing a spine center of excellence in today’s turbulent health care environment is no easy task. The value-based care revolution has empowered patients, insurance companies and government agencies, all of which pressure care providers in different, and sometimes confounding, ways. The field of spine surgery has its own unique challenges, reported Becker’s Hospital Review. Due to rising rates of overutilization in the...

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14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program
Oct12

14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program

Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise. Improvements in pain management are already driving a shift towards outpatient joint replacements; as surgical and anesthesia techniques become less invasive and more effective, we will see an exponential increase in total joint replacement (TJR) procedures being performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). We talked with Greg...

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Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission
Oct12

Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission

Incorporating patients into the care team and providing written instructions are key patient engagement strategies during follow-up care that will reduce hospital readmissions. An article from Patient Engagement HIT by Sara Heath on August 10, 2017 Incorporating patients into the care experience and offering explicit recovery instructions are important patient engagement strategies that can help healthcare organizations reduce...

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