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Collecting Data Is Imperative for Surgeons: A Talk with Dr. David Fisher

January 29, 2015 by James Dias

Dr. David Fisher is an orthopaedic surgeon from Indianapolis with more than 28 years of experience. Dr. Fisher is devoted to providing the best possible service to his patients and has maintained a massive outcomes data repository throughout his career. We interviewed him on his dedication to data.[read more]

Insurance Verification and Pre-certification: Two Separate Issues

December 11, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Insurance verification and pre-certification are two issues in orthopedic practices that can affect reimbursements. Implementing strategic changes in the business processes related to these areas can enhance the bottom line of any practice.[read more]

Orthopaedic Medicine Vital to Addressing Musculoskeletal Disorders [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 14, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Musculoskeletal disorders

The orthopaedic medicine market is one that is poised for intense growth over the next 10 years, with inpatient orthopaedic volume expected to grow 15%, and 28% for outpatient orthopaedics, according to the Advisory Board. This infographic illustrates some of the major musculoskeletal disorder trends in the U.S.[read more]

Orthopedic Revenue Cycle Management: Two Major Concerns (and How to Fix Them)

August 13, 2014 by Andy Salmen

As anybody involved with revenue management will attest to, revenue cycle management is a crucial element for a physician office operation. Ensuring smooth revenue management processes ensures a well-focused, effective, efficient practice. Here are two chief concerns a practice can face and how to fix them.[read more]


5 Breakthrough Technologies in Orthopedic Rehabilitation

July 8, 2014 by Phil Cohen

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Orthopedic rehabilitation is a constantly evolving field. Advances in science and an increasingly better understanding of orthotics have allowed doctors and other medical professionals to give patients more advanced rehab options.[read more]

5 Benefits of Orthopedic Group Purchasing

June 12, 2014 by Andy Salmen

For decades, hospitals have used the advantages of group purchasing to leverage their combined purchasing power to receive significant discounts and realize tremendous efficiencies and savings. Today, the convergence of multiple factors has led to the extension of this group purchasing model throughout the healthcare industry.[read more]

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

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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]