The average wait time to see an orthopedic surgeon is 16.9 days, up from 11.4 days in 2017, a 48% increase, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates."
Legent North Houston Surgical Hospital in Tomball, Texas, is under construction and on track to open in January, Community Impact Newspaper reported Sept. 9.
Massimo Calafiore, who was NuVasive's chief commercial officer and executive vice president, was named CEO of LimaCorporate.
Costs of procedures vary between ASCs and HOPDs, with orthopedic procedures for those with original Medicare and no supplement being cheaper at ASCs, according to data from Medicare.gov.
Minnesota State University Mankato has partnered with 3D metal printing company Additive Technologies to develop improved bone implants according to a Sept. 9 release from the 3D Printing Network.
Orthopedic surgeons at physician-owned groups have outproduced those at hospitals since 2011, according to MGMA.
Compensation since 2019 has increased for orthopedic surgeons at physician-owned groups and hospital-owned groups through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MGMA.
A 2022 report from content platform Kiiky ranked the top 15 medical schools for orthopedic surgeons for the year, with the University of California San Francisco topping the list.
According to data from the New England Journal of Medicine's career center, 40 states currently have open orthopedic surgeon jobs.