The Value of Regional Anesthesia
After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched its comprehensive total joint program in 2016, many hospitals had to begin including major joint replacement surgery in a bundled payment program. This change requires bigger picture thinking for orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists, and a shift in focus toward efficiency and cost reduction.
In the on-demand webinar The Value of Regional Anesthesia in the Era of Bundled Payments, anesthesiologist Dr. Sonia Szlyk walks physicians through these changes and offers strategies for thriving in a bundled payment environment. During the presentation, she explores:
- How to optimize patient care to decrease overall costs
- Why the right pain management approach is more important now than ever
- The importance of regional anesthesia in optimizing pain management