Patient-Reported Outcomes

Using PROs for Prior Authorization

Using PROs for Prior Authorization

Prior Authorization Can Be Messy and Cumbersome Anyone working in a clinic knows that one of the easiest ways to derail…

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PROs in Joint Commission Advanced Certification

PROs in Joint Commission Advanced Certification

What does it take to achieve Advanced Certification? Great News! Your department set a goal to achieve Advanced…

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What is GRIT and how does it relate to patient recovery?

What is GRIT and how does it relate to patient recovery?

GRIT SCALE What if there was a way to better predict which patients will have greater outcomes or a…

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What are Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)

What are Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)

What is a CAT? A Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a type of assessment in which the questions are…

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2020 AAOS Data Specification Update

2020 AAOS Data Specification Update

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) registry programs have an…

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What is the Blue Distinction Program?

What is the Blue Distinction Program?

What is the Blue Distinction Program? Blue Distinction is a program offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association…

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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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