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Articles published in October, 2013

Understand Your Risks to Avoid Malpractice Claims

by David B. Troxel, M.D. | Oct 2013

The frequency of malpractice claims has remained steady in recent years, with 16 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and 25 percent of spine surgeons receiving one claim per year, on average. However, a deeper look at the numbers can help surgeons decrease risks and improve patient safety. ... Read more »

New Products at NASS

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Oct 2013

Didn't get around to see every new product last week? As noted in last week's ORTHOFLASH®, the following products were debuted or launched during NASS 2013. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Conversion to Total Hip Replacement, CPT Code 29884 with Other Knee Procedures

by The Coding Coach | Oct 2013

The Coding Coaches address orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. ... Read more »

Use EMR Challenges to Drive Service Delivery Innovation

by Joe Greene | Oct 2013

What if you used the introduction of your EMR as the "sense of urgency" to evaluate, challenge and then renovate your total model of orthopaedic service delivery? ... Read more »

Reliance Medical Files Suit against HHS over PODs

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Oct 2013

Reliance Medical Systems filed a suit against the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, seeking a judgment declaring that physician-owned companies that comply with the law are not inherently suspect under the AKS, and that hospitals and ASCs that enter into arrangements with such entit ... Read more »

FlowerCube Focuses on Single-Use Concept

by Oliver Burckhardt | Oct 2013

Start-up company Flower Orthopedics has entered the market with FlowerCube, a single-use bone fixation concept that could save up to 30% of combined implant and instrument costs when compared to similar cases. Flower Orthopedics Founder, President and CEO, Oliver Burckhardt, discusses the product. ... Read more »

Going Mobile: How to Connect with Patients

by Betsy Weaver, Ed.D. | Oct 2013

Odds are your patients are reading your correspondence or searching for your information on their phones. Ensure your messaging is received by crafting optimized communication. ... Read more »

Unique Device Identification System Finalized

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Oct 2013

FDA finalized its Unique Device Identification system, which requires tracking of medical devices to better respond to product problems and improve patient safety. ... Read more »

Exchange Traded Funds—the Good, Bad and Ugly

by Tim Utecht | Oct 2013

Exchange-traded funds can be an excellent tool for investors, but they carry their own specific risks and caveats. Familiarize yourself with these opportunities and limitations to make wise investment decisions. ... Read more »