Ask TJR surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting orthopedic care. We invite all orthopedic surgeon and specialist responses. Four total joint replacement surgeons weigh in on the essential qualities for leadership.Read More
Business aside, the keys to fostering strong, symbiotic relationships between specialty practices and their ASCs include the same basic tenets of any positive relationship.Read More
When Donna Froseth went to see Dr. Joseph Signorelli on Dec. 1, 2015, she wanted surgery on her left knee. Froseth, now 65, had experienced constant knee pain for six years, but the question was not whether she needed total knee replacement. Signorelli “spent 35 minutes talking with me about my weight,” the retired registered nurse recalled. He then told her she surgery would have to wait.Read More
Orthopedic surgeons divide their clinical time between patient visits and administrative work. Here’s the breakdown on how orthopedists spend their clinic hours and patient visits, based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2017.Read More
How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Brian Gantwerker, MD, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses key opportunities for private practice spine surgeons in the future.Read More
Recently published results showed patient satisfaction was associated with time with the surgeon, but not with wait time. However, many patients underestimated the length of time waited to see a provider, according to results.Read More
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon kicks off Tuesday and in advance of it, a new analyst report shows that when it comes to bundled care, surgeons are being cautious to do joint replacement procedures.Read More
The national shift toward value-based payment systems, including bundled payments for all services associated with a major surgery, has orthopedic surgeons focused on cost-effectiveness and potentially expensive surgical complications here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Annual Meeting.Read More
There are more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who receive total joint replacement every year and costs for these procedures are increasing. Initiatives such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program attempt to control costs through bundled payments on a 90-day episode of care.Read More
Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. We invite all spine surgeon and specialist responses.
Four spine surgeons share the best decisions they made in their professional lives last year.Read More
Making surgeons more aware of the expenses associated with their operating rooms can have a direct impact on the cost of surgical supplies, according to a study published this month in JAMA Surgery.Read More
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