JBJS and AOA On-Demand Webinar: Managing Osteoarthritis: Moving from Volume to Value

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JBJS and AOA On-Demand Webinar: Managing Osteoarthritis: Moving from Volume to Value


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One response to statistics like that is the notion of “value-based health care.” How far has the orthopaedic community moved from a volume/fee-for-service-based model to one in which patients achieve the best possible musculoskeletal outcomes, payers expend the fewest possible dollars, and providers throughout the episodes of care are fairly compensated for their skill and compassion?

The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) will host a complimentary one-hour webinar on April 12, 2018 at 8 pm EDT, that will try to answer these thorny questions. Three experts on cost, quality, and value in orthopaedics will discuss the cost drivers behind the problem, where arthritis management stands currently, and where the value-based care bandwagon is heading.

  • Kevin Shea, MD, FAOA, an expert in developing clinical practice guidelines, will discuss the crucial differences between “irrational variation” and “rational, patient-centered variation.” He will also emphasize the concept of orthopaedic care as an investment in patients and society, with a calculable “return on investment.” 
  • Antonia Chen, MD, MBA, director of arthroplasty research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will demystify the different attempts to measure and improve the quality of joint replacement - the surgical treatment of choice for end-stage osteoarthritis. She will discuss different payment models utilized throughout the years for joint replacement, along with newer initiatives taking preoperative considerations into account. 
  • Gregory Brown, MD, PhD, FAOA, a Tacoma, Washington-based surgeon specializing in knee reconstruction, will peer into a future where health insurance changes drastically, where patients are empowered with more information but may have fewer choices, and where robust orthopaedic registries help surgeons engage in evidence-based shared decision making with their patients.

Moderated by Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics, this webinar will include a 15-minute live Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions of the panelists.

A live Q&A session follows the presentations and provides the audience with the opportunity to further explore the concepts and data presented.

Presented: April 12, 2018

Moderated by: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA

Commentators: Kevin Shea, MD, FAOA, Antonia Chen, MD, MBA, Gregory Brown, MD, PhD, FAOA