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Articles published in February, 2015

Who Will Hold the Power in Healthcare?

by Carolyn LaWell | Feb 2015

At the ORTHOWORLD Symposium, surgeons and medical device company executives were asked what entity in the supply chain will hold the most power in five years. The answers surprised some. ... Read more »

Simple Systems and Minimally Invasive Techniques Drive Hand and Wrist Market

by Hannah Corcoran | Feb 2015

“The simpler, the better” when it comes to technologies for hand and wrist devices, according to surgeons and device manufacturers. ... Read more »

Hint: There’s Room for Innovation in the Free Market

by Blair Rhode | Feb 2015

The forces that drive product development in medicine are often geared toward maintaining profit margins or some regulatory nuance. Still, there is room for innovation when the right parties are aligned. ... Read more »

SIGN Continues Work in Haiti 5 Years after Earthquake

by Hannah Corcoran | Feb 2015

SIGN fracture Care has continued to provide relief in Haiti since the country experienced a disastrous earthquake in 2010. Though progress has been made, much more assistance is needed. ... Read more »

Another Year, Another SGR Debate

by Hannah Corcoran | Feb 2015

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health held hearings to address elimination of the SGR formula. Congress has until March 31, 2015 to pass a resolution or temporary patch, or physicians will face reimbursement cuts. ... Read more »

CMS Announces Goals to Increase Value-Based Purchasing

by Hannah Corcoran | Feb 2015

Department of Health and Human Services outlined goals to move 90 percent of CMS payments to value-based models in the next three years. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Diagnostic Arthroscopy and Meniscectomy; Removal and Reinsertion of Cages

by The Coding Coach | Feb 2015

The Coding Coaches address orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. In this round: Diagnostic Arthroscopy and Meniscectomy and Removal/Reinsertion of Cages. ... Read more »