Orthopedic services are offered by most hospitals because there are very few barriers – such as regulations or high-cost capital investments – to prevent them from providing such services. This environment creates numerous options for patients to choose from in any given market. Patients and families are also becoming better educated consumers, investing time to research and analyze providers before making a decision. Successful providers of orthopedic services are differentiating themselves by creating clear and marketable competitive advantages to ultimately answer the consumer’s question: “Why should I choose you?”
Hospitals are also constantly being challenged to optimize internal operations, improve quality, and maintain financial performance. This all must be accomplished in an increasingly tough healthcare market that includes:
Corazon’s Orthopedic EDGE Program was developed as a means to create and sustain, not only competitive advantages, but a true edge for healthcare providers that will ultimately redefine your organization’s position in the marketplace. The time-tested and proven methodologies of the Orthopedic EDGE serve as critical foundations for managing market pressures, improving quality and outcomes, and differentiating the patient experience. Results have been shown to drive efficient and effective operational processes, leading to improved physician and staff satisfaction, reduced delivery costs, and increased margins. Corazon’s Orthopedic EDGE can be tailored to individual subspecialty programs, such as Joint Replacement and Fracture Care, or can be applied across the entire Orthopedic Service Line for a comprehensive approach to excellence.
In a specialty this competitive, simply having an advantage may not be enough. You need the EDGE!
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The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model of bundled payments was implemented by CMS effective April 1, 2016. This marks the first time that a Bundled Payment model would be mandated by a regulatory body at the national level. Hospital leaders must ensure their facility has an aligned continuum of care for joint replacements to meet the new challenges presented this model. The infographic below describes how these changes can affect hospital payments.
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We have the integrated knowledge and field experience to take your specialty program to the next level. Our customized approach, proven through work with hundreds of clients across the country, will help make the difference in the cost and quality of care delivery at your organization.
The right talent can make all the difference in your service line performance. Corazon is dedicated to niched service line recruitment for program leaders and physicians within the heart, vascular, neuroscience, and orthopedics specialties. We understand the business of these clinical services.
Turnover in the hospital or practice setting is inevitable; however, in healthcare, continuity and consistency are the hallmarks of an efficient and effective service line. It's vitally important to maintain morale, momentum, and overall program performance during times of change.
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