Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics


A New Year’s resolution: Strategies for a changing health careenvironment

Orthopedics Today, January 2009
As we enter 2009, we find ourselves in one of the deepest and longest recessions any of us have experienced. In addition, the New Year will…

Proposition 101: Health care freedom of choice defeated in Arizona

Orthopedics Today, December 2008
During last month’s elections, the citizens of Arizona were asked to vote for or against Proposition 101, a proposal to amend the…

Wall Street and Uncle Sam: New forces will impact health care financereform

Orthopedics Today, November 2008

Douglas W. Jackson If a year or two ago I wrote that three of our largest financial institutions, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and AIG (with roughly a…

A team approach to orthopedics: Hospitals and physicians need to work together

Orthopedics Today, October 2008
A recently published book caused me to examine what some of my colleagues have done in their orthopedic practices in terms of adopting a team…

Social Security and the retiring orthopedist: Is it just another tax?

Orthopedics Today, September 2008
At what age did you plan to retire or thought you would retire? As we look at the recently published surveys of the American Academy Orthopaedic…

Bare-bones policies: Let’s try them as one option to reduce health care costs

Orthopedics Today, August 2008
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!
P.J. O’Rourke The current presidential campaigning has…

The future of orthopedics and the orthopedic surgeon: Bright and challenging

Orthopedics Today, July 2008
It is well documented in all the projections that the demand for orthopedic surgeons and their services will increase with the aging of our…

Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2009: A customized educational course

Orthopedics Today, June 2008
I really enjoyed being involved with the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2008 course, from the early organizational process to the privilege of…

Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design: What can we learn?

Orthopedics Today, May 2008
All through my career whenever I explored or entered into a new or rapidly changing area in orthopedics, I found great benefit in hearing the…

Are cost-plus days gone?

Orthopedics Today, April 2008
Most of us who are running a small medical business have seen a steady rise in expenses at the same time that our reimbursements are decreasing…