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Articles published in December, 2012

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2012

Dr. G. Keith Smith suggests that with ObamaCare, there is little evidence that the government officials and bureaucrats who created the current disaster have learned anything. What will happen when physicians simply stop practicing medicine, in the interests of better use of their time?  ... Read more »

Office of Inspector General Names PODs a 2013 Priority

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2012

The Office of Inspector General has made physician-owned distributors of orthopaedic implants a 2013 priority, bringing greater scrutiny of PODs after Congress' concerns over patient safety and conflict of interest. An OIG survey has focused on the interaction of hospitals and their purchase of ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Intra-Op Halo Placement, Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy, Cast Removal, Intra-Op Nerve Monitoring

by The Coding Coach | Dec 2012

"Our surgeon placed a halo at the beginning of a case and removed the halo at the end of the case. Can I report the application of the halo in addition to the other spinal procedures?" ... Read more »