In 2021, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized payment to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for outpatient hip replacement surgeries, adding to the outpatient knee replacement surgeries authorized the previous year.
The size and projected market growth for outpatient total knee and hip replacement surgeries represent tremendous opportunity—with a projected $13.5B in total joint replacement (TJR) business for ASCs, and nearly half of all joint replacement surgeries expected to move to outpatient centers by 2026.
But while the market and opportunity for ASCs is enormous, so are the challenges, as:
Crisis Communication Samples and Resources for Healthcare Professionals
UbiCare’s new COVID-19 Resources gallery is a free resource for healthcare professionals. Easily accessible from the UbiCare.com home page, the gallery is packed with examples of how hospitals are using patient engagement technology to stay connected with their patients.
Patient Education & Innovative Communication Strategies Drive Success
At UbiCare, we often refer to research showing that medical care has only a 10% – 20% influence on health outcomes, while patient behaviors and self-care have a 40% – 50% influence. With healthcare providers increasingly pressured to shorten hospital stays and reduce office-visit time, how do you increase the influence a hospital, health system or medical practice has on improving health outcomes outside the hospital or medical office?
Melanie Iannace, Muskuloskeletal Service Coordinator at AtlantiCare joined me recently to tell a success story in which AtlantiCare and UbiCare collaborated to target health literacy and patient engagement.