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Article: Value-Based Healthcare and Technology to Fuel Consumerization in Orthopaedics

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.

Article: CJR and the Rise of Bundled Payments Drive Conversations at AAOS

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...

Article: AAOS 2016 Recap: 30 New Products to Know

Stakeholders in the orthopaedic industry face myriad uncertainties, stemming from declining reimbursement, emerging payment models and an aging population. This sentiment was reflected at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting.

Article: CMS Finalizes Rule for Joint Replacement Bundled Payments

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

Article: Trauma Market Focuses on New Solutions, Shifts in Care Delivery

Trends in the trauma market span from new technologies and treatment methods to shifts in the healthcare delivery system, according to several device manufacturers.

Article: Stakeholders Seek to Delay Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model

AAOS has asked for a 1-year delay of the rule to allow for testing and validated studies to bear out the model’s ability to, in fact, reduce costs and improve patient outcomes before participation becomes required, as opposed to voluntary.

Article: Pointers on Approaching Bundled Payments

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.

Article: CMS Targets Joint Replacement Procedures in Proposed Bundled Payment Model

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.

Article: Transparent Pricing Model Boosts Surgery Center's Business

After implementing a transparent pricing model six years ago, The Surgery Center of Oklahoma sees an influx of patients from all over the country seeking cost-effective care.

Article: Bundled Payments Offer Patients Free Market, Cost Saving Solutions

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.

Article: Surgeons Predict Impact of Affordable Care Act on Patient Volume

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

Article: What’s Ahead for 2015? Surgeons Foresee ACA Challenges

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?

Article: How to Realize Success with Bundled Payments

The success of bundled payments with joint replacement makes the future of the payment structure in orthopaedics look promising. Practices and hospitals implementing bundled payments should keep these areas in mind in order to be effective: patient...

Article: CMS Accepting Second Cohort for Bundled Payments Initiative

Interest in bundled payments has gained traction, especially in the orthopaedic specialty. These steps will help ensure a successful transition to the payment structure.

Article: The Surgical Meritocracy: Where Outcomes Substantiate Value for Risk-based Payments

We are now entering an era where defining surgical outcomes is going to be our new culture, and where our intrinsic value as surgeons will be the subject of very specific performance measurements. Welcome to “The Surgical Meritocracy."

Article: Knowsumerism, Healthcare Reform and Chicken Farming: Five Lessons to Help You Thrive

When I sailed my boat from Boston to Annapolis, I had some time to think. Healthcare has changed rapidly during my orthopaedic career. After I completed...