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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How to set up total joint and spine programs at ASCs — and what to expect from insurers in 3-5 years
Jul05

How to set up total joint and spine programs at ASCs — and what to expect from insurers in 3-5 years

Surgeons across the country are beginning to perform outpatient total joint replacements and spine surgery in an ambulatory surgery center. Outpatient procedures are associated with lower infection rates and reduced costs, providing better value to the healthcare system.

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8 trends in spine, orthopedics and ASCs over the next 5 years
Jul05

8 trends in spine, orthopedics and ASCs over the next 5 years

Orthopedic and spine surgeons around the country are beginning to perform outpatient procedures, including total joints and spinal fusions, and many of these procedures can be performed in an ASC. This concept is new for many surgeons, but a few industry pioneers gathered last week in Chicago have decades of experience.

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