Archive August 2010 XI, No. 8

5 Strategies for Getting Paid for Pricey Implants

You can't afford to host these expensive orthopedics cases unless you can get reimbursed for the hardware.

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Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief

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Do you struggle to get reimbursed for the pricey implants used in orthopedic surgery, the specialty where the parts can cost more than the labor? "It can turn a potentially profitable case into a loser in a heartbeat," says Sharon Bowen, CASC, who oversees 3 surgical centers as a vice president of operations for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.

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