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Articles published in February, 2013

View on the News: Price Pressure

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

Price pressure challenges are being voiced throughout the supply chain. What are the primary contributing factors to price pressure, and what action can surgeons take to mitigate the impact on their business and on patient care? ... Read more »

Bioactive Glass in Orthopaedic Implants

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

Autograft has long been the standard for use in reconstructive surgery when patients need bone substitutes. Studies show that use of bioactive glass may serve as a viable treatment for complete bone repair, and it may come at a cheaper cost. ... Read more »

The Knowledge of Medicine and Business: Lessons from a Surgeon Entrepreneur

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

Between cases, Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D., runs a rapidly-expanding sports and spine center and invents new spine implants. He reflects on his three decades in healthcare to provide entrepreneurial advice.  ... Read more »

Marketing Techniques that Reach Today’s Patients

by Simon Sikorski | Feb 2013

What do empowered patients seek? These three factors will play a role in whether an independent practice will succeed in 2013. ... Read more »

Physician Payment Sunshine Act Regulations Finalized

by Teresa Ford | Feb 2013

Medical device manufacturers will be required to report nearly every dollar spent on surgeons starting August 1. The Physician Payment Sunshine Act final rule defines what information will be tracked. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Humerus Fracture, Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy and Subacromial Bursectomy, Anterior-Posterior Spine

by The Coding Coach | Feb 2013

The Coding Coaches address orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. In this round: Humerus Fracture, Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy and Subacromial Bursectomy, Anterior-Posterior Spine. ... Read more »

Views on the News: Doctors’ Incomes Tied to Quality of Care

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation plans to base doctors’ raises upon performance of 13 quality measures. Could quality of care erode under this proposal? ... Read more »

Here's an App for That

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

Surgeons are downloading apps to reference surgical techniques, patient education, new product information and methods to better organize the office. Here are seven surgeon-approved apps to achieve all of that. ... Read more »

How to Find Your Financial Advisor

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2013

When seeking a financial advisor, you need to be armed with questions to ensure a proper match with your needs. These questions will lead you to the right answers. ... Read more »

Recruitment Resolutions: Streamlining Your Process

by Nicola Hawkinson and Heather Rottmund | Feb 2013

Recruiting new employees can consume administrative time, energy and money, rather than present an exciting opportunity to bring strong talent aboard. These five tips will help you run a smooth hiring process and find the right candidate. ... Read more »