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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 5 D iagnosing patients in need of a joint replacement is a science and implanting prosthetic joints just so is a technical art, but health care is ultimately a business. Transforming diseased joints into perfectly functioning hips and knees won't keep the doors open and the lights on. But running a value-based total joints program will, and that begins with mastering a bundled payment strategy — a set fee negotiat- ed with insurers for care delivered by multiple providers over an entire episode of a patient's treatment, which begins when surgery is sched- uled and ends at 90 days post-op. It's the perfect risk-reward model — you measure outcomes, strive to reduce expenses and limit complica- Master Total Joint Bundled Payments How to succeed with today's episode-based, risk-reward model. Steven F. Schutzer, MD | Hartford, Conn. • TOTAL TEAM EFFORT Standardized protocols and data-driven results are needed to achieve financial and clinical success.

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