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Volume-to-value transition underway in orthopedic care

August 1, 2015

During the last several years, a seismic change has occurred in health care payment and delivery, shifting the focus from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. In value-based care, providers are rewarded for the kind of care they provide, not how much they provide.

The shift began in 2007 when CMS established the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. The goal of the program was to improve health care in the United States by collecting and evaluating meaningful quality data.

In the Journals

RSA performed nearly twice as often as hemiarthroplasty in Medicare patients

July 31, 2015
In the Medicare population, researchers found reverse shoulder arthroplasty is performed at a frequency similar to total shoulder arthroplasty but nearly twice as often…

Spine Wave announces commercial launch of new interbody system

July 31, 2015
Spine Wave recently announced the commercial launch of the Leva Interbody Device System, an expandable titanium implant optimized for ease of insertion and maximum…

8 important items from AOFAS

July 31, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories of importance to emerge from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Efficacy of a synthetic

Medtronic announces global launch of minimally invasive spinal system

July 31, 2015
Medtronic recently announced the launch of the CD Horizon Solera Voyager Spinal System for minimally invasive spine procedures.The new system expands on the…
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Professional Practice

Language and Licensing: A Brief Review of Legal Issues Relevant to the Licensed Athletic Trainer

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, July/August 2015, Volume 7 Issue 4
California is the lone state without state-based legislation regulating the practice of athletic trainers. This article…
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CME
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty
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Meeting News Coverage Video

VIDEO: A look at techniques in repair of deep osteochondral defects and MIC

July 27, 2015
CHICAGO — At the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, examined a study…
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