The Impact of Technology and Alignment on Improving Value for the Total Joint Replacement Episode of Care 

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM CST

The value based care landscape is rapidly changing. Implementing a bundle requires an investment in time, alignment and resources of all providers who care for bundled patients. This includes physicians, nurses, social workers and administrators. The discipline necessary to be successful at bundled payments enhances the financial viability of hospitals, ASCs and clinicians by benefitting the entire TJA product line, and most importantly, these strategies result in improved outcomes and better care for our patients, which is the ultimate goal of all providers.


Learning Points:

  • Gain an understanding of bundled payments and their impact on patient care and physician reimbursement
  • Learn the key strategies for successfully implementing bundled payments
  • Understand the importance of risk modification and risk stratification
  • Understand the critical role of modern pain management and goal of opioid minimization
  • Identify changing metrics important to payers
  • Overview of government and private payer changes and its impact in the ASC
  • What to expect going forward, mandated or voluntary



  • Richard Iorio, MD, Chief, Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty Service, Vice Chairman, Clinical Effectiveness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School 


  • Ritesh R. Shah, MD, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip and Knee Replacement, Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC


  • James Slover, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Adult Reconstructive Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital