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Innovations for Spine Surgery: Dr. Rasouli Affirms Outpatient Surgery and AR are “In”

By Scott Leggett  January 26, 2021 At the forefront of embracing the growing advancements in surgery is Dr. Alexandre Rasouli, a nationally recognized, board-certified spine surgeon. With his focus on the innovations and advancements of technology in surgery, he is paving the way to incorporate these elements into his practice and encouraging other surgeons to follow suit. […]

The COVID Challenge for Orthopaedic Surgery – One Surgeon’s Response

By Scott Leggett  December 9, 2020 Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic and cases are soaring. As we head into the colder months, the forecast is grim, with an estimated surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide. The pandemic has made people pause and re-evaluate their careers, lifestyle choices, social circles, and even their healthcare. At a […]

The True Cost of Healthcare: A Hidden Tax on the American Middle Class

By Scott Leggett Americans’ healthcare costs, as calculated by the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS), have grown consistently at the rate of about 4 percent per year over the past 20 years. What is the result of this unrelenting growth in healthcare costs? As Americans, we now spend about $10,000 per person or $3.6 trillion […]

How to “Aldi” Healthcare by Taking Out Costs

By Thomas D. Wilson Aldi. The mere utterance of the name stirs fear in the heart of competitors, and joy in the heart of consumers. Aldi, the German-owned international grocery store chain with a growing presence in California, is renowned for offering quality products at low prices and even lower operating costs. It is a company […]

Cutting Costs Through Healthcare Price Transparency: Close but No Cigar

By Scott Leggett Earlier this week, the Trump administration made a dramatic move to improve healthcare price transparency. President Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to draw up rules requiring insurers and hospitals to make public the negotiated prices agreed upon in contract negotiations. Their goal: Give healthcare consumers the kind of pre-purchase pricing […]

The $3.5 Trillion Challenge — A Case for ASC Bundled Payments

By Thomas D. Wilson According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the total cost of U.S. healthcare is approaching 18% of GDP, or $3.5 trillion. Modifying the healthcare delivery system will provide a positive impact on the U.S. economy, as well as on businesses and individual consumers, who will benefit greatly from a […]

5 Ways Medical Practices Stay Busy in January

After the year-end rush of appointments and surgeries as patients attempt to take advantage of their deductibles, many medical offices find January to be one of their slowest months. Following are five tips to take advantage of the extra time and become a productive medical office: 1. Build or revisit your business strategy: Take advantage […]