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The Secret of Gritflowness - October 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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stryker.com/asc O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 7 1 Stryker played a huge role in every step of the process. Stryker's familiarity with our surgeons' workflows helped the ASC surgical team learn our surgeons' preferences so that each doctor had personalized equipment accord- ing to their wants and needs for each kind of procedure. Stryker is also committed to providing the latest operat- ing room equipment and accessories with flexible options for technology refresh to keep that equipment state of the art for years to come. As mentioned earlier, we had Mako Technology available from the beginning of our outpatient total joint program, which helped us make high-acuity procedures such as total knee arthro- plasty, total hip arthroplasty and partial knee arthroplas- ty simpler by cutting down on the number of instru- ments and instrument trays needed. Overall, they made what can be a very complicated process extremely sim- ple, allowing myself and the surgeons on my team to focus on patient care. There's evidence that ASCs aren't going away any time soon, even after the pandemic is in the rearview. Just recently, the CMS proposed a 2.6% boost to ASC pay- ment rates for the 2021 coverage year, and recom- mended inclusion of THA on the ASC-approved list of procedures. Expect that boost to speed the migration of spine and joint procedures out of the hospital setting. The potential benefits of ASCs are clear, and though migration provides certain challenges, there are options available to make the process much simpler. Vendors such as Stryker can help ensure that whenever the time is right to begin moving procedures to the ASC, it can happen as seamlessly as possible. g Dr. Nessler trained at the Mayo Clinic Rochester MN, He is a partner at Saint Cloud Orthopedics, Sartell MN, and owner/partner in the Saint Cloud Surgical Center, Saint Cloud MN. His practice is Adult Hip and Knee reconstruction with an emphasis on outpatient and robotic joint replacement and revision arthroplasty. Dr. Nessler is a paid consultant of Stryker Orthopaedics. The opinions expressed by Dr. Nessler are those of Dr. Nessler and not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual experiences may vary. GSNPS-AJA-173_27194 !"#$%&'(%&)*+,& your ASC The strategy. The solution. The financing. Stryker's ASC business delivers it all. Schedule a virtual demo of our capabilities with an ASC Regional Manager today at stryker.com/asc

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