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ORTHOPEDICS AND SPINE
INSIGHTS & RESOURCES

Our team has compiled these resources to assist with all things related to Orthopedics and Spine.

ARTICLES

  • The Business of Moving Spine Cases to Surgery Centers [Part Two] - Nader Samii, JD/MBA, CEO, National Medical Billing Services; Alison Kuley CPC, Member NASS Coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services How to Effectively and Profitably Move Spine into Your ASC In Part I of this article series, we discussed the trends that are driving numerous spinal procedures to the ambulatory surgery center […]
  • The Business of Moving Spine Cases to Surgery Centers [Part One] - Nader Samii, JD/MBA – Chief Executive Officer at National Medical Billing Services and Alison Kuley, CPC, Member NASS coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020   “Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.” – Richard Branson Never has this Richard Branson quote been more […]
  • Maximizing Reimbursements in ASCs: A Review of Reimbursement Methodology - By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services With the shift to value-based healthcare, more procedures are being performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In fact, according to the United States Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report 2019, from 2015-2022, the proportion of outpatient cases performed in ASCs is expected to increase […]
  • Looking to Experience Financial Success with an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program? - Clear these nine hurdles first By Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services Outpatient total joint replacement (TJR) procedures are decidedly good for many patients. Instead of spending time in the hospital, outpatient TJR patients are typically discharged three to four hours after the surgery and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Because […]
  • Bolster Your ASC’s Bottom Line by Incorporating New and Complex Procedures - By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services The outlook for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market continues to be positive. According to the 2018 Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report by the Health Industry Distributors Association, the ASC market is on track to increase more than 15% through 2026. Additionally, every […]
  • CMS Released Their CY 2020 PFS and OPPS Final Rulings - CMS Adds Total Knee Arthroplasty to the ASC-payable List: The following codes have been approved in the CMS OPPS final ruling and these codes will become payable in the ASC setting beginning January 1, 2020: 27447 (Total knee arthroplasty) 29867 (Allgrft implnt knee w/scope) 92920 (Prq cardiac angioplast 1 art) 92921 (Prq cardiac angio addl […]
  • Performing TJR in the ASC Setting - As Seen in ASC Focus Careful planning, patient selection and billing are key By Nader Samii “ You have to change your thinking if you desire to have a future different from your present.” ― Germany Kent, print and television journalist, author, actor Not long ago, when a patient needed total joint replacement (TJR) surgery, […]
  • Moving Toward Success with Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgeries - Written by: Frank Armocida, MD, Surgery Center at Pelham, Bill Hazen, Administrator/CEO, Surgery Center at Pelham and Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services At the Surgery Center at Pelham, careful patient management leads to successful total joint replacement surgeries in the outpatient setting, while payer management leads to profitable financial outcomes. “Walking is the […]

WEBINARS

Webinar: “The Business of Orthopedics and Spine in Surgery Centers”

Orthopedic and spine surgeries are projected to dramatically increase over the next few years. This is driven by a multitude of factors, including cost savings for patients and payers, convenience and comfort for patients and physicians, and advancements in medical technologies that result in high quality outcomes.

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Webinar: “The Business Of Total Joints In Surgery Centers”

Are you interested in learning how to successfully
implement a total joint program into your ASC?
Check out this webinar to learn more!

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Webinar: “How Incorporating New And Complex Procedures Can Bolster Your Bottom Line”

According to a September 2019 Bain & Co. report, revenue in the ASC market is projected to grow to $43 billion in 2021. That is a $15 billion financial opportunity for the approximately 6,000 surgery centers in the United States.

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Webinar: “6 Most Commonly Performed Spine And Pain Procedures”

An increasing number spine and pain procedures have been successfully migrated to the ASC setting. In this webinar, we outline the 6 most frequently performed spine and pain procedures and offer tips to understand the complexity of coding, address the confusion of certain operative notes, and ensure that your center is compliant while maximizing revenue.

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EBOOKS

RECENT NEWS

  • National Medical Is Corporate Sponsor At Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic And Pain Management-driven ASC + The Future Of Spine Virtual Event - ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2020 – National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, was the sole Corporate Sponsor for the first Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Virtual Event on June 17-19. Due to […]
  • Smith+Nephew Announces Partnership with National Medical Billing Services, a Leader in Revenue Cycle Management - Agreement extends Smith+Nephew’s ‘Positive Connections’ program to offer ASC customers educational, advisory and financial services 5 May 2020 Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based National Medical Billing Services (National Medical) to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) across the US. […]
  • The Best Ideas for Growth Today - On Thursday, October 24, 2019, National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii was a participant in the Keynote Panel: The Best Ideas for Growth Today at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. The moderator, Scott Becker, began by explaining that for about 10 years, there was almost zero growth in […]
  • ASC Mergers and Acquisitions - On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the ASC Mergers and Acquisitions panel took place at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii participated in the panel along with Matthew Searles, Partner, Merritt Healthcare Advisors and Melissa Szabad, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP. • Big picture. The big picture […]
  • National Medical Billing Services Publishes eBook Detailing Benefits of Total Joint Replacement - St. Louis, November 6, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services recently released the “5 Benefits of Total Joint Replacement Programs for ASCs” eBook. The book provides information to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) interested in learning more about this growth opportunity. “SG2 research projects that nearly 50% of primary hip and knee replacements will be performed […]
  • National Medical is Center Stage at 2018 Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Conference - CHICAGO, June 11, 2018 – National Medical Billing Services, a healthcare revenue cycle management company known for driving productivity and increasing cash flow for ambulatory surgery centers, is presenting on critical ASC industry topics at the 16th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, an annual conference hosted by Becker’s […]
  • Executives to Speak at Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic, & Pain Management Conference - National Medical Executives to Headline Becker’s 15th Annual Conference Industry-leading RCM provider opens conference as keynote sponsor, addresses complex, specialized RCM scenarios National Medical is the keynote sponsor at the 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic, and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, an annual conference hosted by Becker’s ASC Review at the Swissotel […]

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