Co-management arrangements between outside physicians and hospitals are ubiquitous in today’s value-based healthcare environment. It’s easy to understand why many institutions have turned to this methodology. Often, these agreements improve care and cut down on unnecessary variation, which, according to Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, accounts for around 30 percent of all healthcare costs. But before you shop...
Ask TJR surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting orthopedic care. We invite all orthopedic surgeon and specialist responses. Four total joint replacement surgeons weigh in on the essential qualities for leadership.
Business aside, the keys to fostering strong, symbiotic relationships between specialty practices and their ASCs include the same basic tenets of any positive relationship.
When Donna Froseth went to see Dr. Joseph Signorelli on Dec. 1, 2015, she wanted surgery on her left knee. Froseth, now 65, had experienced constant knee pain for six years, but the question was not whether she needed total knee replacement. Signorelli “spent 35 minutes talking with me about my weight,” the retired registered nurse recalled. He then told her she surgery would have to wait.
Orthopedic surgeons divide their clinical time between patient visits and administrative work. Here’s the breakdown on how orthopedists spend their clinic hours and patient visits, based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2017.
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.