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 (BOS) Fall Meeting symposium on “The Changing Landscape of Payment Strategies.” In it, the discussion centered on the proposed legislation to repeal the SGR and consolidate the three Medicare quality programs (meaningful use, PQRS, and value-based modifier) into a single Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), beginning in 2018, with a penalty of up to 4 percent and a potential bonus of up to three times that (12 percent) for “exceptional performance.” The program would also likely include a new clinical practice improvement activities component.
Regardless of what the final program or programs look like, one thing is for certain–more and more orthopedic programs will continue to be scrutinized and measured against each other. The better performing programs will be ‘winners’ and the poorer performing programs will be ‘losers’. The key is, what changes are you implementing to ensure your program will rate high year after year?
Consultants are great for taking a snapshot of where you are today, identifying issues and telling you to fix them. Only Accelero helps to implement infrastructure changes that help to keep your program on the leading edge in terms of performance. This is essential in this environment because as programs improve the bar continues to rise. Only by adopting a culture of continuous improvement can your program stay ahead of the competition.
How do we do it? Proprietary tools, lean methology, best in class clinical processes and proprietary tracking and benchmarking tools to effectively manage your program. We have helped over 300 orthopedic programs to become leaders. Are you next?