Raise Revenue, Cut Costs in Your Joint Replacement Service Line
WEBCAST ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: HealthLeaders Magazine
Presented on October 12, 2011
The world of joint replacement surgery is changing as fast as the rest of healthcare. With less-invasive techniques spreading, surgical volume, competition, and costs are on the rise, while compensation is falling. How do you survive in this environment? How do you become more efficient and effective, while meeting surgeon and patient expectations for outcomes? How do you make it all affordable?
Listen to this 90-minute webcast with surgeons and service line leaders from Westchester Medical Center and VHA for successful strategies on navigating surgical efficiency and volume, alignment challenges, and competition.
This webcast will share strategies to:
- Increase joint replacement volume
- Enhance hospital–surgeon alignment and collaboration
- Market your program effectively for community awareness
- Maximize OR and inpatient efficiency
- Manage vendor–surgeon relationships for cost control
- How to address the increase in number of surgeries
- Management of labor
- Satisfy patient and surgeon expectations
- Affordability of orthopedics service line for hospitals, patients, and communities
- Technology assessment and considerations
- Cost vs. need vs. potential patient demand
- Marketing and value-add
- Patient eligibility inquiries
- Continuum of care
- Patient education
- Common methodology
- Challenges & strategies for successful and predictable outcomes
- Vendor relationships
- Practice shift
- Trend toward joining hospitals vs. multi-specialty
- Driving market forces/influences
- Achieving good working hospital-physician relationships
- Making the programmatic reinvestment
Scott Russinoff, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Westchester Medical Center and Hudson Valley Hospital
Russinoff is a fellowship-trained, board-certified attending orthopedic surgeon at Westchester Medical Center and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. He specializes in hip and knee replacement, hip resurfacing, and partial knee replacement surgery, using the latest technology, including computer navigation and minimally invasive techniques.
Russinoff received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn. He did his orthopedic residency at New York Medical College and his joint replacement fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He is an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Medical College, the author of several research papers, and has lectured and presented his research at international conferences.
Peggy Naas, MD, MBA, Orthopedic Surgeon/Vice President Physician Strategies, VHA
Naas assists VHA members in creating and implementing hospital–physician relationship strategies, and she facilitates VHA’s New Models of Payment and Shared Savings Networks and the VHA CEO Teleconference Series on new care delivery models. Additionally, Naas serves as executive champion for the VHA Chief Medical Officer Affinity Group and is the subject matter expert for the orthopedic service line and the cardiovascular service line networks. She also consults on surgeon engagement and supply chain initiatives in orthopedic surgery.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Naas previously practiced at Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, MN. Naas received her BS in Nursing and her MD degree from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Medical School, respectively. She also received an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Chief medical officers, CFOs, COOs, CEOs, hospital administrators, orthopedic surgeons, presidents, medical staff directors
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