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How ASCs Can Ace Patient Satisfaction

Patient ratings can help make or break an ambulatory surgery center. An orthopedic surgeon shares his top tips for ensuring satisfied consumers.

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) can be an appealing option for patients-and a sound revenue stream for systems and physicians. Patient satisfaction scores can play a key role in an ASC's success, but obtaining high patient ratings can be difficult.

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Physicians should be involved in health care leadership and development. At a minimum the opportunity should exist for them to invest in the very systems under which they deliver healthcare. www.beckersasc.com

 

The Journal of Arthroplasty just published in the December edition, our research on the role that volume plays in outcomes after total hip and knee replacement. When looking at Medicare and Medicaid data from over 2700 hospitals, those that performed more than 100 total joint replacements per year had lower mean charges, lower complication scores and higher hospital star ratings. http://www.arthroplastyjournal.org/article/S0883-5403(17)30677-0/fulltext

 

In the latest December issue of Arthroplasty Today, they published our research on, “Intraoperative chlorhexidine irrigation to prevent infection in total hip and knee arthroplasty”. During surgery, we routinely use irrigation to clean out the surgical wound. We were unable to find a difference between using chlorhexidine gluconate irrigation or dilute Betadine for total hip replacement, and saline for total knee replacement. https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.ezproxy.rush.edu/pubmed/29204500

 

Dr. Frisch will be hosting "What's New in Joint Replacement?" an Educational Forum at the Older Persons' Commission in Rochester.

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PeerWell Launches Daily Patient Preparation and Recovery App for Outpatient Joint Replacement

Same-day hip and knee replacement patients now have access to fully-automated PreHab and ReHab technology

PeerWell, the healthcare technology company helping patients prepare for and recover from orthopaedic surgery, has announced an extension of its platform designed specifically for outpatient joint replacement centers. The announcement coincides with CMS greenlighting coverage for knee replacement surgery in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

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Dr Nicholas Frisch was featured in October 2017 Top Docs Issue of Hour Magazine.

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Dr Nicholas Frisch was featured in  October 2017 Top Docs Issue of Hour Magazine.

 

AAHKS Annual Meeting: Outstanding meeting this year! Huge turnout and great evidence-based content to translate into clinical practice. Plus the first Young Arthroplasty Group meeting was very well attended and is gaining incredible momentum! Thank you to all who participated.

 

Outstanding meeting this year

 

We have rolled out a new program called PeerWell. This program offers direct patient engagement before and after surgery to improve surgical outcomes and recovery times. We are very excited to offer this to our patients and early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Know more at www.peerwell.co

Ascension Crittenton Gourmet Gala: The annual fundraiser for our hospital was a big success and a fun night. I feel very privileged to be working with such a wonderful group of people. Paige and I had a blast.

 

Ascension Crittenton Gourmet Gala Ascension Crittenton Gourmet Gala

 

Dinner with the Docs: “PRP, Stem Cells and the Future…What’s New in Joint Replacement” – Great turnout for this event! Dr. Keller and I want to thank everyone who showed up and were impressed by all of the thoughtful questions and active participation.

 

Dinner with the Docs

 

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
  • DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute
  • Bald Mountain Surgical Center