Best Practices for Outpatient Hip Replacements

Much has been written regarding the adoption of outpatient total joint replacements.  Although innovative surgeons have been performing short-stay hip and knee procedures for many years, the volumes are still small.  This can be attributed to a number of variables, the most notable being reimbursement.  As favorable data for outpatient joint replacement patients mounts, reimbursement will eventually follow.  The key is, will you be ready when it happens?

A safe and effective program

Patient safety is the most critical element for a successful outpatient joint program.  This requires a comprehensive plan for patient selection, education and optimization.  Furthermore, well coordinated and communicated pre-surgical processes will ensure efficient patient throughput.  And finally, pain management and post-surgical care processes must be designed for early mobilization and recovery.

Learn best practices from a renown orthopedic surgeon.  Dr. Mark A. Hartzband, MD has performed nearly 3,100 outpatient total joint replacements, nearly 600 in an ambulatory setting.

The time is now

In business, the first mover law is real.  To separate your practice from your competition, start the process of creating an outpatient joint replacement program now.  Click here to download our paper on outpatient joint replacement best practices.  If you require further assistance or would like to talk to one of our experts, feel free to contact us today.

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