Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures
Mar13

Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures

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.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care
Mar08

Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care

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.

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8 ethical concerns for total joint replacement gainsharing
Mar06

8 ethical concerns for total joint replacement gainsharing

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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4 spine surgeons on best career decisions of 2016
Jan13

4 spine surgeons on best career decisions of 2016

Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. We invite all spine surgeon and specialist responses.

Four spine surgeons share the best decisions they made in their professional lives last year.

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Free Webinar: Performance and Reimbursement under MIPS for Orthopedics
Jan03

Free Webinar: Performance and Reimbursement under MIPS for Orthopedics

“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”...

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The Secret to Getting Surgeons to Cut Supply Costs
Dec13

The Secret to Getting Surgeons to Cut Supply Costs

Making surgeons more aware of the expenses associated with their operating rooms can have a direct impact on the cost of surgical supplies, according to a study published this month in JAMA Surgery.

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