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5 Bits of Actionable Info from AAOS 2014 for Your Ortho Department

March 28, 2014 by James Dias

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Thousands of orthopedic surgeons descended on New Orleans this month for their Annual Meeting. Key research results and industry leaders’ opinions were on display. Here’s the actionable information that you can take to your orthopedic service line to start making changes today.[read more]

Eight of the Funniest ICD-10 Codes

March 5, 2014 by Andy Salmen

The new ICD-10 medical billing codes that go into effect October 1, 2014, are totally replacing the current ICD-9 codes. Most of the new codes are straightforward and helpful. On the other hand, it appears that there are some new codes that will make anyone laugh. Here are some that may be particularly humorous to orthopedists and radiologists.[read more]

The Importance of Being on the Same Page

July 18, 2013 by Kathy Nieder

Lose that weight!

No doctor is perfect. My guess is that orthopedic surgeons are as tired of talking about the importance of weight loss and exercise as I am to what seems to be deaf ears. Worse, it's unprofessional to complain about other specialists, but my last two weeks have been a bit frustrating.[read more]

Using Business Intelligence and Analytics for Orthopedic Billing

June 27, 2013 by Andy Salmen

Can't spell "billing" without BI! (imagerymajestic/Freedigitalphotos.net)

Technology has changed the way a medical practice is managed. You can take advantage of business intelligence and analytics to understand how your practice is functioning, where there are gaps that need to be filled and how to improve your orthopedic billing practices.[read more]

Former Patient Shares Hip Replacement Surgery Story

June 21, 2013 by Trish Broome

Chronic hip pain is something that millions of people deal with every day. Causes include hip fractures, arthritis, infections and tendinitis. Although it is painful and as many as 50% of people with hip pain never return to their full level of activity, sufferers can find comfort through hip replacement surgery.[read more]

Orthopedic Billing: Creating a Seamless Transition to ICD-10

April 12, 2013 by Andy Salmen

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Effective October 1, 2014, all claims submitted to Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers must use the new ICD-10 codes or the claims will not be processed. There are measures orthopedic medical practices can take now in order to make a seamless transition to ICD-10 billing.[read more]

"PRECICE-A-Thon" Draws International Team of Surgeons to Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics

April 4, 2013 by Noel Lloyd

Christof Radler, M.D.

In 2012, the PRECICE Limb Lengthening System, a revolutionary leap in the field of limb lengthening, was made available to patients at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. A year later, more than 40 Rubin Institute patients have benefited from this technology.[read more]

7 Tips for Entrepreneurial Orthopedic Surgeons to Stay Independent

January 30, 2013 by Andy Salmen

In order to stay independent from a hospital or other major medical institution, there are certain things that you'll need to do. Here are some practical tips that we recommend you follow.[read more]

Hip Replacement Increases Stroke Risk Fourfold

January 26, 2013 by Anthony Cirillo

Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported.[read more]

Sinai Hospital and Operation Walk Maryland Bring Hope to Haitian Patient with Osteonecrosis

December 13, 2012 by Noel Lloyd

Jimmy Morett

Thanks to Sinai Hospital and Operation Walk Maryland, a volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries and in the United States, 32-year-old Jimmy Morett was able to come from his native country of Haiti to have orthopedic surgery at Sinai Hospital for his osteonecrosis.[read more]

How to Use the Multiplier App

August 27, 2012 by Trish Broome

 

Back in April we told you about the amazing new Multiplier App that was developed by the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital. The app, which is available for Android, iPhone and iPad devices, predicts the future mature height and bone length of children.[read more]

Collaborative Care With Private Social Networks for Patients and Doctors

August 15, 2012 by Danny Lieberman

Pharmas don't do social media but they are world champs in sales and marketing; if you look at the balance sheet of one of the top 10 innovative pharmas, you will see that over 50% of expenses are for sales and marketing; more than R&D. Much of this budget goes to above-the-line communications in mass media and below-the-line promotions by their direct medical sales representatives touching physicians.[read more]