A recent study found there are now over 1 million total hip and knee arthroplasties (TJAs) performed every year in the United States. TJA volume is expected to continue increasing, with projections estimating that over 2 million procedures will be performed annually by 2030. This is expected to result in an estimated $50 billion in annual Medicare expenditures.

Multiple factors, including an increasing prevalence of arthritis perhaps secondary to an aging population in the United States, have continued to drive an unprecedented rise in the demand for TJA—especially within the Medicare population. Hip and knee replacements are cost-effective solutions in providing significant pain relief and improved function. See the full study by clicking here. 

Despite increasing TJA numbers, surgeon reimbursements continue to decline, while hospital charges have increased significantly more than surgeon charges. With rising hospital costs and an overall decline in surgeon reimbursements, now is the time to develop your own Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC).

Benefits of an Outpatient Program

Expanding your practice into an outpatient setting offers many benefits for you, your staff, and your patients.

• Patients appreciate recovering in the comfort of home and reduced exposure to potential pathogens. Now more than ever, reduced exposure to the coronavirus is imperative.
• Physicians appreciate increased efficiencies, autonomy and patient satisfaction.
• Care teams appreciate collaborative care and clear expectations.
• Administrative staff appreciates clear expectations, increased efficiency and autonomy, and increased communication.

Management Services

The ZB RX Medical team offers management services and metrics to determine those clinical pathways that are efficient and cost effective – and what operational processes are not working efficiently. We want to assist in allowing you to operate an agile facility with long-term success. 

By offering a team of experienced clinical, process and business specialists, we focus on the orthopedic episode of care including patient outcomes and process efficiency. 

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Want to hear more about whether you or your organization is primed to operate an ASC? Have an existing ASC – and want to improve patient outcomes and efficiencies? Contact Scott Tebow @ stebow@rxmedicalokc.com or call him directly at 405-990-8326.

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