Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Cash-only practices: One way to balance the forces against us

Orthopedics Today, March 2008
Some of our colleagues are accepting deeply discounted fees when contracting with health plans. They are doing this in an attempt to bring in larger…
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‘Nontraditional unions’: A concept that may become a necessity for physicians

Orthopedics Today, February 2008

Douglas W. Jackson The current reimbursement environment is troublesome and the future is concerning — the past few years I have dropped more…
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We change as you and your practice change: Orthopedics Today 2008

Orthopedics Today, January 2008
Happy New Year and best wishes for this year from myself and the professional staff at Orthopedics Today. I am looking forward to being Chief…
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Autonomy and Income: The decline continues for orthopedic surgeons

Orthopedics Today, December 2007
Before I discuss my personal concerns on the decreasing autonomy and income of physicians, I want to emphasize again that I still feel fortunate to…
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Standardized levels of care for back pain: New program targets physician behavior

Orthopedics Today, November 2007

Douglas W. Jackson The questions being raised include: Are there financial incentives influencing the ordering of some of these studies and…
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Physician decision making viewed with growing mistrust

Orthopedics Today, October 2007
There is a growing mistrust of physicians by health policy makers and others who say some of our medical decisions are overly influenced by…
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The political debate: Choices and changes in our health care system

Orthopedics Today, September 2007
The government’s expanding role and responsibility for health care coverage has evolved slowly since World War ll. As we face a crisis in health…
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Universal health insurance: Private or government?

Orthopedics Today, August 2007
Health care reform will be widely debated in ever-greater detail as the new presidential campaign progresses. A central issue, particularly in the…
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A time for personal decisions: More Medicare cuts are scheduled for 2008

Orthopedics Today, July 2007
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
“Congress blocks 5% physician payment cut for 2007” – that is the headline for one of the top 10 news stories of 2006 chosen by our…
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Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2008 — strong science, sun and surf

Orthopedics Today, June 2007
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
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