Orthopedics This Week—August 8, 2016
Orthopedics This Week reports that Hospital for Special Surgery has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals 2016-2016” survey for the 7th year in a row. Furthermore, HSS was also ranked No. 2 in the nation for rheumatology, last year it ranked No. 3.
"In the last year HSS became one of the first hospitals to create a dedicated Value Management Office to ensure quality is optimized across the entire organization, and introduced new ways to make that care more accessible to more people in more places," said Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS. "We're also sharing our advances in practices and protocols, such as two shortened questionnaires that significantly reduce the time it takes to collect patient-reported outcome data for hip and knee replacement surgeries (Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and the Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score). Medicare adopted these surveys for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model that launched in April 2015."
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