Orthopedics

Innovations

Reference-Pricing Policy for Hip/Knee Replacements Generates Significant Savings by Encouraging Enrollees To Choose High-Value Facilities 12/18/13

In collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (more commonly referred to as CalPERS) changed the benefit design for its self-funded preferred provider...

Health Plan Leadership Promotes Shared Decisionmaking Through Use of Decision Aids by Surgeons, Contributing To Lower Joint Replacement Rates and Overall Health Care Costs 02/15/13

As part of a larger initiative involving 6 specialties, Group Health (an integrated system that provides care and coverage to more than 600,000 individuals) assisted providers in 5 orthopedic...

Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical Program to Improve Patient Experience Increases Satisfaction, Reduces Length of Stay, and Allows More Patients to Be Discharged Directly Home 09/17/09

Under the direction of an experienced nurse program coordinator, Hallmark Health System created a comprehensive initiative, known as the Bone & Joint Program, to provide clinical...

Centralized Orthopedic Center and Streamlined Referral and Triage Processes Enhance Access to Appropriate Treatment 02/07/08

Thedacare, a five-hospital system, redesigned its musculoskeletal care process to make it more efficient and effective for patients and providers. Improvements include construction of a...

QualityTools

Medal.org (Medical Algorithms) 10/26/11

Medal.org has compiled and manages the largest pool of algorithms and computational procedures for health care evaluation, treatment, and administration. This resource consists of more than 17,000 authentic algorithms and computational...

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