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Articles published in January, 2012

Still Sending Three Statements and Expecting That Patients will Pay?

by Gregory R. Morris | Jan 2012

If your practice is not yet taking steps to collect from your patients prior to or at the time of service, you are probably caught up in the seemingly never-ending cycle of sending one, two, three or more statements to patients, hoping that they will pay you for your services. You’re not alone. A ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2012

In this feature, we highlight recent news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. New Technology to Track Movement and Durability of Implants in Hip and Knee Repl ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2012

In this feature, we highlight recent news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. From the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.(AAPS) Medicaid ... Read more »

A Pressure Transducer for Diagnosing Compartment Syndrome

by Justin Hulvershorn, M.D., Ph.D. | Jan 2012

Background An internet search for “compartment syndrome” will inevitably turn up a recent story about a soldier or young adult who sustains a leg injury and, after a stable period following initial treatment, develops compartment syndrome. In fortunate cases the complication is detected early, ... Read more »

Why You Want Me On That Wall; Why You NEED Me On That Wall

by Teresa Ford | Jan 2012

Remember that great line from A Few Good Men? Jack Nicholson is furiously explaining to a silent courtroom the necessity of the hazing and abuse that he ensures is handed out to his underlings—that it is a necessary evil if people want to be safe from foreign enemies and others who don’t have ou ... Read more »

Who Wants Some Low-hanging Fruit?

by Blaine Warkentine, M.D., MPH | Jan 2012

Let’s do some “conservative” back of the napkin calculations: The average primary total joint implant costs $500 to manufacture and sells for $3,500, which equals 16% for cost of goods sold. Double that for admin costs, and it now totals 32%. The rest is basically sales and marketing cost ... Read more »