How to Use PRO Data

3 Challenges Associated With Using the MCID

3 Challenges Associated With Using the MCID

In our last blog we covered the concept of the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID) as a way to…

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What the Heck is the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID)?!?!

What the Heck is the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID)?!?!

The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) may provide a simple and efficient metric to empower physicians to…

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Japanese Orthopedic Association Back & Neck Questionnaire

Japanese Orthopedic Association Back & Neck Questionnaire

Overview & History The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) developed the original version of this tool in 1986…

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Visual Analog Scale – PRO Tools

Visual Analog Scale – PRO Tools

Overview/History The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) is one of the four (4) pain measurement scales along side the Numerical…

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How to Use Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinic with Your Patients

How to Use Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinic with Your Patients

A Note From CODE: We are pleased to welcome Leon Scott, MD, (Wash U in St. Louis SOM ’07,…

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Anji Kingman on Her Role As a Clinical Outcomes Facilitator

Anji Kingman on Her Role As a Clinical Outcomes Facilitator

A Note From CODE: We are pleased to welcome Anji Kingman, Clinical Outcomes Facilitator, to the blog. Anji has…

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Paul Bruning on Why Executives Should Care About Patient-Reported Outcomes

Paul Bruning on Why Executives Should Care About Patient-Reported Outcomes

A Note From CODE: We are pleased to welcome Paul Bruning, Executive Director of Orthopedics for Holy Cross Hospital…

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VIDEO: Kevin Bozic on How to Prepare Your Practice for Success in Value-Based Health Care

VIDEO: Kevin Bozic on How to Prepare Your Practice for Success in Value-Based Health Care

In his hour long talk and Q&A session, “Preparing Your Practice for Success in the New Era of Value…

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How to Determine if Patient-Reported Outcome Data will Impact CJR Payments at Your Hospital

How to Determine if Patient-Reported Outcome Data will Impact CJR Payments at Your Hospital

Guest Blog: This blog is published as a collaboration between Jonathan W. Pearce, CPA, MBA, FHFMA, Founding Principal…

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Winning the CJR Game with Patient-Reported Outcome Data

Winning the CJR Game with Patient-Reported Outcome Data

CJR is a game. PRO data will help you win. My dad advised me that if you play, play…

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Articulating Value in Value-Based Payment Opportunities

Articulating Value in Value-Based Payment Opportunities

Collecting and storing PRO data for use in assessing performance, identifying best practices and negotiating…

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How to be Successful with Bundled Payments with Dr. Kevin Bozic

How to be Successful with Bundled Payments with Dr. Kevin Bozic

Today our system is primarily fee for service, which incentivizes over-utilization based on intensity and volume of…

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Paul Bruning on Exploring the Real Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Paul Bruning on Exploring the Real Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Value-based healthcare is a trending concept, but can sometimes be confusing when used interchangeably with quality….

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How to Improve Patient Experience with Patient-Reported Outcomes

How to Improve Patient Experience with Patient-Reported Outcomes

How do PRO surveys enable practices to influence word-of-mouth marketing and a positive patient experience? Find out in…

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How NorthBay Healthcare Handles Bundled Payments and Benchmarking

How NorthBay Healthcare Handles Bundled Payments and Benchmarking

We caught up with NorthBay Healthcare two months after the conference to see how #LeadingVBHC influenced them….

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Does BMI Matter in Total Joint Surgery?  

Does BMI Matter in Total Joint Surgery?  

Are patient weight and size among the patient-specific factors that affect orthopedic outcomes in regards to implant…

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