7 qualities every exceptional orthopedic surgeon will have
Sep01

7 qualities every exceptional orthopedic surgeon will have

Bringing a new surgeon on to your hospital’s orthopedic team is an incredibly important decision. Surgeons hold an immense amount of responsibility – operating on patients and helping to treat often complex musculoskeletal problems. In many cases they can even save lives. Given the consequential nature of the position, it’s imperative that your new surgeon is more than just qualified. They should be able to go above...

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Are you ready for co-management?
Aug15

Are you ready for co-management?

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...

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4 total joint replacement surgeons on leadership
Jul14

4 total joint replacement surgeons on leadership

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.

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3 keys for successful relationships between orthopedic, spine practices and their ASCs
Jun28

3 keys for successful relationships between orthopedic, spine practices and their ASCs

Business aside, the keys to fostering strong, symbiotic relationships between specialty practices and their ASCs include the same basic tenets of any positive relationship.

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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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