Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Orthopedists need to define outcome measures for value-based health care

Orthopedics Today, September 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD
The value of health care is a central theme to the discussion of health care reform, cost control and alternative payment strategies, and…
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Time to accept role of outpatient total joint, spine procedures at all levels

Orthopedics Today, August 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of joint arthroplasty procedures performed as outpatient procedures. This increase has been seen…
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Consider overuse injuries in female youth athlete

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Rachel M. Frank, MD
Since passage of Title IX in 1972, a comprehensive federal law that required gender equity in every education program or activity receiving federal…
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Patient care must be the compass that guides the surgeon’s decisions

Orthopedics Today, June 2016
M. Michael Khair, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Late last year, The Boston Globe published a “Spotlight Team Report” on events surrounding concurrent surgeries at Massachusetts General…
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Be aware of your ‘value’ to the health care system

Orthopedics Today, May 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The future of health care services and reimbursement is shifting from a procedural-based, fee-for-service model to a value-based alternative payment…
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Stay engaged with leaders to influence political process, change

Orthopedics Today, April 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
During this presidential election year, we have been challenged to understand the platforms and goals of the candidates. Negative rhetoric has…
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Core measures are attempt to define ‘value’ of care

Orthopedics Today, March 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The movement toward a value-based health care system is undeniable. Through CMS, the U.S. government has made a clear effort to shift payment away…
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Surgical skill education: Deficiency in the learning curve has to change

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The education of orthopedic surgeons continues to evolve with most of the focus on the acquisition of knowledge and becoming proficient in the…
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Concurrent surgery: No evidence care is compromised

Orthopedics Today, January 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Recently, Massachusetts General Hospital was the subject of an investigative report by The Boston Globe for its practice of concurrent surgery in…
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Orthopedic surgeons should lead the process of bundled payment initiatives

Orthopedics Today, December 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
During the next decade, The Advisory Board Company projects increases in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care. Knee and hip replacements…