AAOS Now, April 2018
Reduce the Pain of Precertification
A familiar complaint many orthopaedic surgeons hear from exasperated staff is, “I couldn’t get this MRI approved—the insurance company wants a peer-to-peer review.” The surgeon must then get on the phone with the insurance company, and after providing additional information about the case, is often successful in obtaining approval for the procedure. However, this process is not only a waste of surgeon and staff time, but it also results in delayed treatment for the patient.
Tips for Implementing Previsit Patient-reported Outcomes Collection
Quantifying pain intensity and magnitude of physical limitations using patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) can help determine whether and how well specific interventions will lead to meaningful improvements. But routine collection of PROMs is a challenge, as evidenced by the 30 percent to 80 percent response rate generated by joint registries.
Is Your Practice Primed to Launch an Orthopaedic Urgent Care Center
As patient care moves to less-acute settings, orthopaedic urgent care (OUC) is becoming more common. One of the most common reasons for emergency room care are musculoskeletal, and OUCs are a great opportunity to provide better access, better quality, and better value for their patients and communities. The move toward OUC There are many big-picture reasons to consider adding an OUC center to your practice. At a health system level, it can provide huge savings.