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The Business of Healthcare is Here

The Business of Healthcare is Here

We have all seen the effects of the Accountable Care Act.  Numerous CMS and payer programs have placed a greater emphasis on outcomes and re-admissions.  Additionally, program and physician reviews

Accelero Shares Orthopedic Expertise

Accelero Shares Orthopedic Expertise

More payers are shifting a larger percentage of their payments to providers based on the value of the services provided.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set a goal of making 30%

Surgeon–Hospital Integration 101

Surgeon–Hospital Integration 101

Las Vegas, NV.  As part of the AAOS 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, Joe Tomaro, PhD, General Manager of Accelero Health Partners, was one of four lecturers presenting, Evolving Healthcare Deliv

What is Most Important to Orthopedic Surgeons?

What is Most Important to Orthopedic Surgeons?

The OR is the lifeblood of the hospital where unused OR time is opportunity lost.  Surgeons are critical to driving and fulfilling demand.  Ensuring your surgeons are highly efficient is a win for a

Accelero now part of Zimmer Biomet

Accelero now part of Zimmer Biomet

On June 24 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) announced that Zimmer has completed the acquisition of Biomet in a cash and equity transaction currently valued at approximately $14.0 billion.  I

Eight Ways to Improve Your Patient Experience

Eight Ways to Improve Your Patient Experience

The internet has added a whole new dimension to outside factors affecting a patient’s choice of care providers.  This is apparent by the fact that 82% of patients 50+ now go to the internet for inf

Are You Performing Outpatient Joint Replacements?

Are You Performing Outpatient Joint Replacements?

Innovative surgeons have been performing short-stay hip and knee procedures for many years.   That being said, outpatient joint replacement surgery volumes are still small–with the lack of rei

Accelero delivers roadmap for orthopedic success in Spain

Accelero delivers roadmap for orthopedic success in Spain

The healthcare system in Spain is considered efficient.  However, like many other countries in Europe and elsewhere, the Spanish healthcare system confronts continued pressures to provide high-qualit

What will 2015 bring for your facility or practice?

What will 2015 bring for your facility or practice?

Now that 2014 is over and a new year is beginning, what changes to you anticipate for your hospital or practice and how are you preparing for it? Will 2015 be the year for outpatient total knee and hi

AAOS: What’s Ahead for Orthopaedic Payments?

AAOS: What’s Ahead for Orthopaedic Payments?

This is a title of a new article that was published yesterday on the AAOS website.  It discusses the one of the topics discussed at the AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC)/Board of Specialty Societies (BO

Accelero Helps Swedish Hospital to Improve Joint Replacement Efficiency

Accelero Helps Swedish Hospital to Improve Joint Replacement Efficiency

PHILADELPHIA, October 21, 2014.  In early October, a delegation from Södersjukhuset, a large academic hospital in Stockholm, Sweden spent a week in the United States with the goal of improving their

Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals…

Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals…

By now, you probably have seen the headline, “Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals in Third Round of Readmission Penalties.” According to the story in Kaiser Health News, three-quarters of hospitals tha

7 Keys to Improved Surgical Throughput

7 Keys to Improved Surgical Throughput

Accelero recently hosted a webinar entitled, A High Efficiency Model for Orthopedic Surgeons.  In the webinar Dr. Robert Booth, MD and Tim Sweeten, Accelero’s perioperative leader, discussed tr

You have a new EHR, now what?

You have a new EHR, now what?

Hospitals with new EHR systems are now more interested in tracking their OR performance, specifically since this is the biggest revenue generator for most hospitals. So, how is that going for you? The

How are you Dealing with Medicare RVU Reductions?

How are you Dealing with Medicare RVU Reductions?

In 2014, Medicare reduced the surgeon fees for hip and knee replacements as follows: TKA from $1553 in 2013 to $1325 in 2014.  A 14.6% decrease. THA from $1453 in 2013 to $1325 in 2014.  An 8.8% dec

What do Healthcare Leaders Want?

What do Healthcare Leaders Want?

HealthLeaders Media published a survey of 792 healthcare leaders to gain their insights into concerns and opportunities for 2014.  As expected, the majority of leaders are concerned with flat to decl

Are You Ready for Value-Based Purchasing?

Are You Ready for Value-Based Purchasing?

As you may or may not be aware, Medicare’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program is set to add two new elements specific to joint replacement.  Beginning in October, it is proposed that Medicare

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