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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Orthopedics - August 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 3 I n the old fee-for-service system, surgeons were paid to per- form poorly. Even incentivized to do so. Think about it. If sur- geons had to readmit a patient to the hospital because of, let's say, a site infection, severe pain or a failed surgery, they'd sub- mit a bill to the payer and get reimbursed. No questions asked. A complication could lead to multiple reimbursable surgeries. But the days of How much can we be reimbursed? are long gone, replaced by value-based programs like bundled payments that ask How much can we save? Robert P. Raspa, PA-C | Charlotte, N.C. Keeper of The Bundle Tips for succeeding with orthopedic bundled payment models.

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