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 Delivery and Payment Systems:  Attempts to Visualize into the “Crystal Ball”.  The course was designed to educate orthopedic surgeons on the trends andRead More

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% decrease.  What does that mean to you? For surgeons, it means you have to perform an additional 30-50Read More

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 will publish data on readmission rate and complication rate after total knee and hip replacements.  The data will be readily available on theRead More

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