How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Brian Gantwerker, MD, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses key opportunities for private practice spine surgeons in the future.
Recently published results showed patient satisfaction was associated with time with the surgeon, but not with wait time. However, many patients underestimated the length of time waited to see a provider, according to results.
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon kicks off Tuesday and in advance of it, a new analyst report shows that when it comes to bundled care, surgeons are being cautious to do joint replacement procedures.
The national shift toward value-based payment systems, including bundled payments for all services associated with a major surgery, has orthopedic surgeons focused on cost-effectiveness and potentially expensive surgical complications here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Annual Meeting.
There are more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who receive total joint replacement every year and costs for these procedures are increasing. Initiatives such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program attempt to control costs through bundled payments on a 90-day episode of care.
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Four spine surgeons share the best decisions they made in their professional lives last year.