Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites becomes 1st freestanding ASC in Massachusetts with total joint replacements
Jun25

Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites becomes 1st freestanding ASC in Massachusetts with total joint replacements

Surgeons at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, Mass., performed the first outpatient total joint replacement at a freestanding ASC in the state. Here are five things to know:

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Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume
Jun22

Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

Recently published results revealed a positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing performance.

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Mississippi Valley Health CEO Michael Patterson on the most pressing issues facing ASCs today and in the future
Jun19

Mississippi Valley Health CEO Michael Patterson on the most pressing issues facing ASCs today and in the future

Growth, value-based care and payer reimbursement are some of the most pressing issues Michael J. Patterson, president and CEO of Davenport, Iowa-based Mississippi Valley Health, believes the ASC industry is facing.

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4 Questions spine surgeons hope patients ask before surgery
Jun19

4 Questions spine surgeons hope patients ask before surgery

As a doctor, our goal is to help patients get back to a pre-injury state or to help manage a condition so that a person can live life to the fullest. But we can only do so much. Patients need to put the work in on their end as well if they want to experience the best results from medical treatment.

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5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery
Jun09

5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery

A new article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines payer reform opportunities for spine surgery. The article, written by Jason Scalise, MD, and David Jacofsky, MD, focuses on bundled payments. Here are five key trends from the report:

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Joint Care Center Earns Prestigious Certification
Jun09

Joint Care Center Earns Prestigious Certification

After Theresa Zane had a hip replacement last Tuesday, she was walking post-surgery and preparing to happily depart Beloit Memorial Hospital by Thursday afternoon. After suffering with pain for sixth months, especially while sitting, she was relieved to have a new hip. “I was up walking that day. I feel great,” Zane said.

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