14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program
Oct12

14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program

Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise. Improvements in pain management are already driving a shift towards outpatient joint replacements; as surgical and anesthesia techniques become less invasive and more effective, we will see an exponential increase in total joint replacement (TJR) procedures being performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). We talked with Greg...

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Developing an Outpatient TJR Program: Q&A
Oct01

Developing an Outpatient TJR Program: Q&A

In June 2017, the team at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites performed Massachusetts’ first total joint replacement surgery in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center. Physician Assistant Gregory DeConciliis was key to the development of their successful outpatient total joint replacement program, so we spoke with him to get his take on some of the questions people have when they are considering the development of a similar program....

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Free Webinar: Developing an Outpatient Joint Replacement Program
Aug08

Free Webinar: Developing an Outpatient Joint Replacement Program

Date/Time: Thurs., September 21, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM EST
Speaker: Gregory P. DeConciliis, Administrator at BOSS
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe

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As outpatient surgeries grow, hospitals look to claim piece of ASC market
Aug05

As outpatient surgeries grow, hospitals look to claim piece of ASC market

With the looming financial threat from the migration of lucrative hip and knee replacement procedures to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems have acquired ambulatory surgery centers or formed joint ventures with surgeons in these centers.

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OrthoIllinois’ Dr. Michael Chmell: 2 key thoughts on the ASC’s ownership structure, TJR program
Jul21

OrthoIllinois’ Dr. Michael Chmell: 2 key thoughts on the ASC’s ownership structure, TJR program

Many opportunities are erupting in the outpatient landscape, as surgery centers can truncate overall costs while simultaneously providing optimal patient outcomes. With hospitals facing slimmer margins and pressure to operate in an environment that emphasizes value, hospitals and healthcare systems are eyeing ASCs as a potential partner to move forward in healthcare’s rather uncertain future.

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CMS proposes slashing 340B rates, paying for joint procedures at outpatient facilties
Jul13

CMS proposes slashing 340B rates, paying for joint procedures at outpatient facilties

The CMS wants to slash 340B drug payments to hospitals and allow Medicare to pay for hip and knee replacement procedures that take place in outpatient facilities, according to a proposal released Thursday.

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