August 15, 2014

Orthopedic hospital uses ‘price point’ strategy to lower implant costs

By: OR Manager

Total joint arthroplasty volumes have ballooned in the last two decades, and reimbursement has not kept pace with costs. Rising implant prices are a major driver of hospital spending on these procedures. As the aging US population creates growing demand for joint replacement, controlling implant costs is becoming a top priority for OR leaders.

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