A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined how the length of stay affected cost for total hip and knee replacement patients.
When one of the world’s largest orthopaedic companies purchases a company that produces robotic arms used in orthopaedic surgery for $1.65 billion, it is clear robotic surgery will be a trending topic at orthopaedic and trauma congresses in the future.
Outpatient total joint replacements are gaining steam; physicians across the country are preforming outpatient total joints in hospitals as well as ASCs. Medicare is also considering removing total joint replacements from the inpatient only list. Surgeons discuss outpatient total joint replacements in their practices and where the procedure is headed in the future.
Hip replacement surgery used to be seen as a tedious, but necessary procedure, requiring weeks on a walker and months of rehab. But now computer imaging is changing all that.
At Virtua Hospital’s Joint Replacement Institute in Voorhees, New Jersey, young and old are getting new hips after a CAT scan generates a computer model for the surgery.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has come, and no industry will remain as it was. Building on previous revolutions—steam, electricity, and information technology—the fourth revolution is where technology begins to integrate with the physical and biological, becoming more deeply intertwined in our lives.
“Performance and Reimbursement under MIPS for Orthopedics” Speaker: Karen R. Clark, CIO for OrthoTennessee Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe Watch the recording or download the slides. Download a bookmarked copy of the Final Rule for MIPS. The 2015 MACRA legislation fundamentally changed the way in which providers are paid for their services. It also provides some relief from the “all or nothing”...