Archive July 2007 VIII, No. 7

Managers Get Tough on Implants

Surgeons who once insisted on pricey implants let facility managers hunt for the best price.

Outpatient Surgery Editors


Facility managers are mad as hell about the cost of implants. They think they're priced too high and reimbursed too low. They feel the game is fixed against facilities and in favor of implant companies and payers, enabled largely by inflexible physicians who insist on pet implants and undermine facility bargaining muscle.

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