Surgery delayed: Some patients told to address other issues ahead of joint replacement
May23

Surgery delayed: Some patients told to address other issues ahead of joint replacement

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.

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Patients vs. paperwork: 14 statistics on how orthopedists spend their time
May22

Patients vs. paperwork: 14 statistics on how orthopedists spend their time

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.

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How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Apr21

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.

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Patient satisfaction associated with time spent with orthopedic surgeon, not wait time
Apr19

Patient satisfaction associated with time spent with orthopedic surgeon, not wait time

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.

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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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