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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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1 0 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 A n orthopedic attending got the ball rolling for us. "Listen, I believe that we can become the first aca- demic medical center in New York City to implement a same-day hip replacement program," he told our facility's leadership team. That was in 2015, and we haven't looked back since. Of course, we'd been preparing ourselves to move in that direction long before that attending made the official ask. For one thing, the constant changes in the rates at which insurance companies will reimburse facilities for inpatient total joint procedures made explor- Kimberly Jean-Louis, DNP, MSN, MPA, RN, NEA-BC Ann Marie Moynihan, MSN, APRN, RN, ONC | New York, N.Y. Same-Day Success Is a Multi-Person Effort Our total joints program hinged on collaboration among a diverse team. • THE ANTERIOR EFFECT By using a minimally invasive anterior approach for total hip replacements, not only do we reduce patients' post-op pain (no cut tendons), we're also getting them up and moving much sooner. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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