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Understanding Value-Based Healthcare

Understanding Value-Based Healthcare

Gary D. VanderArk, MD, FAANS | Bookshelf

"Understanding Value-Based Healthcare." Christopher Moriates, MD; Vineet Arora, MD; Neel Shah, MD. McGraw-Hill Education. New York. 2015. Get ready for the switch from volume to value! This book is the best-to-date at defining the …

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Listen to the Patient, Of Life and Neurosurgery

Listen to the Patient, Of Life and Neurosurgery

Rebecca Artz | Timeline

Like most neurosurgeons, I have experienced thrill and exhilaration when my healing efforts succeeded and desolation when they failed. I give equal time to both. In spite of much progress in diagnostic tools and surgical …

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Financial Forethought: ACOs, Mergers and Acquisitions

Financial Forethought: ACOs, Mergers and Acquisitions

Maya Babu, MD, MBA | Financial Forethought

ACOs and Mergers Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a network of doctors and hospitals that share financial and medical responsibility for providing coordinated care to reduce spending (1). …

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Medical Socioeconomics: Why (and When) Should Residents Care?

Medical Socioeconomics: Why (and When) Should Residents Care?

Tyler J. Kenning, MD, FAANS | Resident's Forum

Capitation? Fee-for-service? Third party payors? Current procedural terminology codes? These typically seem like very foreign topics to neurosurgical residents who spend the seven or more years of their training attempting to assimilate advanced surgical techniques …

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The Impact of MIPS on Neurosurgery

The Impact of MIPS on Neurosurgery

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS | Coding Clarity

I would like to take a few minutes to review a new payment model that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced recently that impacts our orthopaedic colleagues. The new proposed policies for …

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Mergers, ACOs, Acquisitions...

Mergers, ACOs, Acquisitions...

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS | Editorial License

Gosh darn it (you may be thinking), I did not work so hard through eight years of college and medical school, seven years of neurosurgical residency and maybe a year (or two?) of fellowship just …

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Calendar/Courses

Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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