Accelero offers timely webinars on topics that are relevant to you, such as bundled payments, ACOs, operating room efficiency, outpatient joint replacements, consumerism in healthcare, and more.  If you would like to keep up-to-date on the changing healthcare environment as it impacts your orthopedic program, sign-up at the bottom of the page to receive updates from us.

Emerging Market Trends: Opportunities for Orthopedic Surgeons


Over the next five years, it will be critical in joint replacement care to accurately stratify patients based on their co-morbidities and other social factors into receiving surgery at the right location with the appropriate level of post-surgical care.  Whether that involves a hospital stay with a skilled nursing admission or homecare vs. a 23 hour stay with homecare or day surgery, if will be important to deliver the best value for the entire episode of care.

Click the link below to watch Joe Tomaro, the General Manager of Accelero Health Partners discuss bundled payment for joint replacements, Tom Muzzonigro MD expand on the surgeons role in creating successful episode of care coordination for joint replacement care in a hospital setting and Mark Hartzband MD discuss what makes him successful in the delivery of outpatient joint replacement care at an ambulatory surgery center.

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Best Practices for Outpatient Hip Replacements


Dr. Mark A. Hartzband, M.D.

Dr. Hartzband, MD has performed nearly 600 outpatient joint replacements in a true outpatient setting and approximately 2,500 in a hospital setting since June 2008.  Register now to learn how he has successfully instituted a safe and effective outpatient joint replacement program, with  an emphasis on:

  • Patient selection
  • Effective pre-surgical processes
  • Pain management for early mobilization
  • Outcome data collection and analysis
  • The finances of outpatient joint
  • Payer discussions

Dr. Mark A. Hartzband, MD is the Director, Joint Replacement Service and Senior Attending Physician, Hackensack University Medical Center and Medical Director of Bone & Joint Center, Holy Name Medical Center.  He was one of the first surgeons to perform minimally invasive hip and knee replacements. He has pioneered many of today’s surgical techniques including two-incision hip replacement and quadriceps sparing knee replacement.

For additional information about Dr. Hartzband, please click this link.

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Reducing Complications and Readmissions for Joint Replacements


Peg Pickering

Peg Pickering, UnityHealth

This webinar was designed for everyone associated with the care continuum and hospital administration, to ensure your processes and procedures promote the best possible results for the patient and the hospital.  In this session you will hear Peg Pickering, Director of Surgical Services at UnityPoint Health — St. Luke’s Hospital and Michelle Bianco, VP of Operations at Accelero Health Partners discuss the keys to an efficient and effective joint replacement program, including:

  • Understand the payment penalties for complications and readmissions for the total joint replacement patient population
  • Learn key optimization strategies to effectively prepare the at -risk patient for surgery
  • Create collaborative strategies that ensure optimal patient outcomes
  • Define processes that reduce postoperative complications
  • Identify transition of care approaches that reduce readmissions

With the penalties rising and bar getting higher, you cannot pass up this chance to learn how you can help to improve your operations.

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A High Efficiency Model for Orthopedic Surgeons



Dr. Robert Booth, MD

This webinar was designed specifically for the Orthopedic Surgeon who is faced with declining reimbursement rates, as well as hospital and OR management who are interested in improving efficiency, surgical throughput and/or reduce overtime in the surgical suite.  In this session you will hear Accelero Health Partner Sr. Director of Perioperative Services Tim Sweeten and renown Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Booth, MD discuss the keys to an efficient joint replacement program, including:

  • Patient selection
  • Patient optimization
  • Scoring and planning your surgical day
  • Efficiency in the OR
  • Faster room turnovers

Dr. Robert Booth, MD is Practice Medical Director and Medical Director of Joint Surgery at Aria 3B Orthopedic Institute in Bucks County, with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ.  He graduated from Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  His is President of the Knee Society, a four-time winner of their research prize, co-designer of six knee systems and the United States most prolific knee surgeon.  In his career Dr. Booth has performed over 25,000 knee replacements.

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