Organic growth of total joint replacement volume is growing at 3-4% per year as the number of physicians entering orthopedic residency programs is in decline. Cuts in Medicare reimbursement for total joints is forecast every year producing stressors for the surgeon to perform more surgery just to tread water financially. Increasing surgical volume without increasing time in the day requires a team approach to process improvements. By taking a fresh look at operating room processes, it’s possible to accomplish this goal.
Discussion points include:
• Pre-op patient preparedness
• Resolving inherent conflicts
• Surgical case order
• Tracking case efficiency
• Surgical tray streamlining
Total Joint Replacement-
DATE/TIME: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
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About the Speaker:
Sandy Nettrour has specialized in orthopedics for 30 years. She is the Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System, providing oversight of the business aspects of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, while continuing to first assist in the operating room and provide patient care at the bedside.
Sandy graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in 1980 with a Physician Assistant degree. She has been awarded the Distinguished Fellow Recognition by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Hu C. Myers Award for lifetime professional achievement and community service, and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Humanitarian of the Year 2013. She was a Round Table Participant in Orthopedics Today June 2012′s “Effective and Efficient Joint Replacement Programs Need Constant Review and Renewal of Processes.”