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Franchising Orthopedics-on-Demand

Courtesy of OrthoNow
Courtesy of OrthoNow

Urgent care centers are a thriving $14.5 billion industry. But dedicated orthopedic centers are just a fraction of that market. From Tria Orthopaedics in Minnesota to Alejandro Badia, M.D.’s OrthoNOW franchise model in Miami, ortho surgeons are finding another way to capture the patient and remain independent from hospitals. Read what we found.

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A Survivor’s Guide to Bundling

Photo creation by RRY Publications LLC
Photo creation by RRY Publications LLC

Getting into bundled orthopedic services with a commercial insurer is like getting into a swimming contest with a shark. To win in this contest you need to strap on a 2-stroke direct injection Evinrude E-Tec! We’ve got one for you this week in the form of Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s bundle manager, Gabrielle White. Vroom, Vroom!

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Nine Rules for Physicians When Discussing CMS’s New Data Dump

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Photo creation by RRY Publicaitons LLC and logo courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services

CMS just released the mother lode of payment and billing data to the public. Now lawyers, payers, bookkeepers and reporters can see what CMS claims surgeons did and how much they were paid. But watch out. Here are 15 essential facts every surgeon should know and prepare for.

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