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Value Analysis Committees, EU’s MDR to be Highlighted in OMTEC Surgeon Keynote

by John B. Pracyk, M.D., Ph.D. | Apr 2017

Increased regulatory scrutiny and payor power continue to affect healthcare globally, leading companies to create cross-department teams and seek collaboration amongst customers within the supply chain in order to remain innovative and competitive. ... Read more »

Developing New Orthopaedic Business Models: 2020 and Beyond

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 2016

Ultimately, the business models of orthopaedic device companies must radically change if they want to maintain profitability, margins and independence in coming years. ... Read more »

NASS Survey Finds Spine Professionals Independent and Influencing Decisions

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Aug 2016

For years, studies have pointed to surgeons fleeing private practice and aligning with hospitals. Results from the 2015 NASS member survey told a different story. ... Read more »

Value-Based Healthcare and Technology to Fuel Consumerization in Orthopaedics

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jul 2016

As orthopaedics shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care and technology disrupts healthcare delivery, some forecast that patients will move from peripheral onlooker to engaged and informed consumers. ... Read more »

CJR and the Rise of Bundled Payments Drive Conversations at AAOS

by Carolyn LaWell | Mar 2016

The advent of Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program fueled AAOS Annual Meeting conversations regarding the best response by industry to bundled payment reimbursement models, including those that extend beyond joint reconstruction. ... Read more »

Focus on Utilization, Outcomes Data Drives Success in Outpatient Joint Reconstruction

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

The number of joint replacement surgeries performed in the outpatient setting is growing. Success in this model is dependent upon patient selection, data and alignment within your organization. ... Read more »

Healthcare Mandates Shake up Traditional Sales and Purchasing Models

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

Legislative demands to lower costs and increase value in the orthopaedic industry are changing sales and purchasing models, and the way stakeholders work together to meet these demands. ... Read more »

Surgeons Offer Wish List of New Technologies

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2016

Surgeons from ORTHOPRENEUR’s Editorial Board discuss technologies and techniques they believe could strengthen the orthopaedic industry in 2016 and beyond. ... Read more »

Collaboration Needed to Address Declining Reimbursement in 2016

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2016

What can be done to address declining reimbursement in the New Year and in years to come? ... Read more »

CMS Finalizes Rule for Joint Replacement Bundled Payments

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Nov 2015

CMS will require hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas to comply with its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model beginning April 1, 2016. ... Read more »

Pointers on Approaching Bundled Payments

by Hannah Corcoran | Sep 2015

CMS’ recent proposal for a mandatory bundled payment model will affect joint replacement procedures in some hospitals. If you’re one of them, here’s some advice for your approach. ... Read more »

CMS Targets Joint Replacement Procedures in Proposed Bundled Payment Model

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jul 2015

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement test model proposes a mandatory bundled payment model focused on the quality and cost of hip and knee reconstruction. ... Read more »

Bundled Payments Offer Patients Free Market, Cost Saving Solutions

by Blair Rhode | Jun 2015

Obamacare centralizes control of healthcare dollars to bureaucrats. Surgeons who offer patients transparent and efficient care will lead the shift away from government-based healthcare. ... Read more »

Calling All Consumers: There’s Promise in Market-based Medicine

by Blair Rhode | May 2015

Medicine has been bastardized into such a dysfunctional economic concept that no basic free market principles matter. Yet. ... Read more »

Fed up with Medicare? Here’s How to Opt Out.

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2015

Orthopaedic surgeons may find freedom from government involvement in healthcare by dropping Medicare altogether, ridding themselves of reimbursement challenges and burdensome reporting requirements. ... Read more »

A Quest to Find a Fair Price for Surgery

by Blair Rhode | Mar 2015

Nearly one million Americans pursue medical tourism each year to pay less for their healthcare. Blair Rhode, M.D., posed as a patient to uncover the expense of rotator cuff repair domestically and abroad. ... Read more »

Who Will Hold the Power in Healthcare?

by Carolyn LaWell | Feb 2015

At the ORTHOWORLD Symposium, surgeons and medical device company executives were asked what entity in the supply chain will hold the most power in five years. The answers surprised some. ... Read more »

Surgeons Predict Impact of Affordable Care Act on Patient Volume

by Hannah Corcoran | Jan 2015

Patient volume and payment are top areas of concern for surgeons in 2015. However, growth opportunities may lie among the challenges. ... Read more »

What’s Ahead for 2015? Surgeons Foresee ACA Challenges

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2014

Surgeons feel the effects of government-controlled healthcare through lower reimbursement rates, cost pressures and high deductibles. How can you respond to these challenges and come out strong in 2015? ... Read more »

Surgeon Leadership Essential to Influence Implant Purchasing Committees

by John B. Pracyk, M.D., Ph.D. | Oct 2014

Hospitals are changing the implant purchasing process in an effort to reduce costs. How will these new techniques impact your preferences and procedures? ... Read more »

 
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